Stapleton store owner still looking for stolen SUV after 3 dogs found

Posted at 12:39 PM, May 29, 2017

DENVER – A Stapleton liquor store owner is pleading for help in helping find his SUV, which was stolen Sunday by a pair of thieves. His three dogs, which were also stolen, were found on Monday, and the owner said he was going to pick them up.

The three dogs—Vic, a large Alaskan malamute, and Laila and Sophie, which are smaller breeds—were taken, along with the owner’s black Chevrolet Tahoe, with Colorado license plate VDV-232. The information was posted by Vic's Liquors Fine Wines and Beers.

The store’s owner said Monday morning that the dogs had likely been dumped, as Vic was found at Cheesman Park around 7 a.m.

He'd said that Laila and Sophie were still outstanding, however. But the owner posted to Facebook around 1 p.m. that both dogs were also found Monday.

He had been offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the men—one of whom was captured on store surveillance video Sunday. He’d said Sunday he was offering a $5,000 reward for the safe return of all three dogs.

Surveillance video from outside the store where the SUV was stolen shows a rented white Uhaul pickup truck pull up. A man gets out and takes the Tahoe with the dogs inside.

Anyone who has seen the stolen SUV is asked to call Denver police first, and to message the owner.

Update: All the dogs seem pretty happy to be back with friendly faces: