The dog days are over for one lucky pooch snagged by Kelowna RCMP along with a stolen truck.
Along with a stash of stolen property, including a vehicle, a friendly chocolate lab named Wyatt was recovered last night after what must have been a harrowing experience.
“Wyatt was visibly shaken from the ordeal, but overjoyed when he was returned to his owners,” said RCMP spokesman Const. Kris Clark.
The RCMP received a tip at 10 p.m. Monday evening that two men were trying to sell stolen property out of a truck in the downtown core.
Within three hours, officers managed to find the truck at the 7-Eleven convenience store on Lakeshore Road.
Upon spotted the police, one man fled on foot, while the second was apprehended inside the vehicle.
The green GMC Sierra was confirmed to have been stolen out of Perth County, Ontario earlier in the month and Wyatt was riding in the cab. The dog had been reported stolen from Squamish, along with a different truck, on Sunday.
The investigation is ongoing and no charges have yet been laid.
A 35-year-old Ontario man remains in custody and faces the possibility of possession of stolen property charges. The second man has yet to be found.