Dog that was inside vehicle stolen from outside Bloomington hotel found safe

The border collie is not even a year old.
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A dog that was in a vehicle that was stolen outside of a Bloomington hotel has been found safe, the Bloomington Police Department tweeted Monday afternoon. 

"Remy has been located safe and sound," the BPD said. "The owner has been notified and he’s on his way to pick him up now. Thank you all for your search efforts and concern."

Rizwan Siwani of Rochester reported Remy, a blue merle border collie, and his Kia Sorento stolen just after 10 p.m. on Sunday. The vehicle was on, parked outside the Element Hotel, near the Mall of America, as Siwani briefly went inside. 

The suspect was captured on surveillance video. 

No other details about where Remy was found have been released. 

The original story from Monday morning is below. 

Police are looking for a stolen border collie, who was inside a running vehicle outside of a hotel near Mall of America when the vehicle was stolen. 

Bloomington police said officers responded to the Element Hotel at 2400 82nd St. E after the vehicle was reported stolen just after 10 p.m. Sunday.

The victim has parked his 2017 Kia Sorento outside the hotel "as he checked on persons inside." He left the car running with his dog, Remy, a blue merle border collie, inside. 

Hotel surveillance video shows the suspect and police are following up on those images, a release says.

WCCO spoke to the victim, Rizwan Siwani of Rochester, who went to Bloomington with his family to celebrate his son's upcoming birthday. 

“Obviously it’s a big deal having the car stolen, but for us the biggest deal is the fact that Remy was in the car,” Siwani told WCCO, noting Remy is not even a year old.

According to FOX 9, Remy is friendly, has a red collar without any tags and is microchipped. 

As of 8:20 a.m. Monday, the dog nor the vehicle had been recovered, police told Bring Me The News. 

Anyone with information on the vehicle (Minnesota license plates AXE459) or the dog is asked to call the Bloomington Police Department at 952-563-4900.

Note: Some of the details provided in this story are based on the police’s latest version of events, and may be subject to change.

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