"The man then pushed the woman and drove away with her dog inside his vehicle."
Toronto police are asking for the public's help in locating a woman's dog that was stolen during a violent theft on Tuesday.
According to TPS, officers responded to a call regarding the robbery, which occurred in the area of Woodbine Avenue and Lakeshore Boulevard, at approximately 5:30 a.m. on July 27.
The victim, a 36-year-old woman, was reportedly walking her dog when she became engaged in a conversation with a man standing outside a minivan.
"The pair continued to talk by his vehicle and the dog went into the vehicle to cool off, the man then pushed the woman and drove away with her dog inside his vehicle," an excerpt from the report reads.
The suspect, who is described as being 5-foot-4 to 5-foot-5 and weighing 150 lbs., was clean-shaven with a tanned complexion and dark brown hair.
"The dog is named Stella and is described as a female American Bulldog Pitbull mix. She is six years old, grey in colour, with white fur on her chest and in between her eyes, and stands two feet tall," the release adds.
Police are asking anyone with details to contact them at 416-808-5500.