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York police searching for suspects after attempted robbery of Maltese-Poodle puppy

York Regional Police say they are searching for suspects in the attempted robbery of a Maltese-Poodle puppy in King Township. Police said officers were called to a commuter lot at Highway 400 and Highway 9 at around 4 p.m. Wednesday.
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York Regional Police say they are searching for suspects in the attempted robbery of a Maltese-Poodle puppy in King Township.

Police said officers were called to a commuter lot at Highway 400 and Highway 9 at around 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Investigators said the victim, a 54-year-old woman from Barrie, reports that she was at the carpool lot to sell two puppies that she had advertised online.

The woman sold the first puppy without incident, police said, when two men drove up in a white, older model Honda Civic.

Read more: Man allegedly robbed of 9-week-old puppy at gunpoint in Mississauga

The suspects took the puppy and the woman started chasing the men, who began to drive away, police said.

Investigators said the suspects then threw the Maltese-Poodle, who was inside of a carrier, out of the car window.

The puppy was not seriously injured, police said.

The suspects are described as two men in their 20s. One of them was about five feet eight inches tall, wearing green pants, a black scarf and a black face mask. The other suspect was described as wearing a black face mask.

Anyone with information or dashcam footage is asked to call officers at 1-866-876-5423.

Another Maltese-Poodle puppy stolen in the GTA

Also on Wednesday afternoon, Peel Regional Police said they are also looking for two men after a nine-week-old Maltese-poodle puppy was allegedly stolen in Mississauga.

At around 5 p.m., a man was attempting to sell a puppy near Lorne Park Road and Lakeshore Road West when he was allegedly robbed at gunpoint by the suspects.

Investigators said the first suspect, who allegedly showed the gun, was described as being five feet 10 inches, in his late teens or early 20s, and having a slim build. He was last seen wearing green sweatpants and Balenciaga shoes.

The second suspect was described as being around six feet tall and in his late teens or early 20s. He was last seen wearing a dark grey sweatshirt with a hood.

York Regional Police said the incident is likely related to the incident in Mississauga but police are still investigating.

— With files from Nick Westoll.