The kidnapping took place on Monday at around 11 a.m. in the area near the E.Lecrec de Aranjuez establishment, in Paseo de Deleite in Madrid, Spain.
The dog “Pocahontas” had been specifically trained for over a year to aid a physically disabled girl from Malaga, who had been waiting for over three years for the specially trained dog.
According to police sources, four individuals of “gypsy ethnicity” stole the wallet of the dog trainer whilst he was taking Pocahontas for a walk. Two of the individuals approached the dog trainer demanding money whilst the other two member of the criminal group approached the trainer from behind, pulled out a gun and demanded the trainer’s wallet, in which he was carrying 60 euros and various documents.
Without giving any further explanation, the robbers also took the dog before they sped off in a white Renault van.
Police are now appealing to the public in order to aid with the location of the individuals and the dog who should have been handed over to her new owner, a physically disabled 15-year-old girl, yesterday.