The dogs were recovered in Whitby Friday afternoon; all animals were accounted for and reported safe.
Durham Region Police are looking for a stolen van that was carrying more than a dozen dogs in it.
According to the Police report, a dog walker was ambushed a man wielding a knife while she was driving in Whitby. At approximately 11:30 am around Garden Street and Manning Road the man entered her vehicle, and drove off with the van. Police say the van had somewhere between 13-15 dogs in it at the time.
BREAKING: Durham police say a white 2008 Chevy Uplander has been stolen with more than a dozen dogs inside the van. Plate #AR91056, reportedly stolen at 11.30 am in area of Garden St/Manning Rd. in Whitby.
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The van is a white 2008 Chevy Uplander like the one pictured above, license plate number is AR91056.
Police are urging anyone who sees the van to keep a distance and call 9-1-1. The man is believed to be armed and dangerous.