Two puppies stolen on Monday, June 1, 2020 in the Bovaird Drive and Conestoga Drive area in Brampton have been recovered and safely returned to their owner.
On Monday, June 1, 2020, at approximately 7:15 p.m., the victim met with three men for the purposes of selling two bulldog puppies.
During the transaction, the victim discovered that the men were trying to steal the puppies and attempted to retrieve them. The men assaulted the victim and fled in a 2017, white Hyundai with Ontario licence plate CDWP 974. The victim followed the vehicle and attempted to recover the puppies while stopped at a traffic light, however the suspects accelerated away and dragged the victim for a short distance.
Investigators learned of the whereabouts of the first puppy and have charged two men, John Fisher, a 22-year-old man from Aurora and Justin Khounlivong, an 18 year old man from Newmarket were charged with possession of stolen property. Khounlivong was also charged with possession of a loaded firearm.
Investigators also arrested and charged Jason Urbina, an 18-year-old man from Newmarket with one count of Robbery. He was held pending a bail hearing and will appear before the Ontario Court of Justice.
A citizen who had purchased the other puppy, returned him to police once they learned through media coverage, that he had been stolen.