Dog who went missing during home invasion found safe

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on November 14, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Updated Thursday, Nov 14 at 9:41 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- A dog who went missing Wednesday after an armed robbery spilled into a North Spokane woman’s home was found safe Thursday.

The dog, Abby, was found outside a home in North Spokane.

Employees at the Rite Aid near Division and Rowan said two men, Eric Reisen and Thomas Sweeney, held up the store with a gun demanding pills. A police pursuit began that spanned multiple blocks and ended with police taking both suspects into custody.

READ: Rite Aid armed robbery spills into woman's N. Spokane house

One of the suspects tried to take a woman as a hostage according to officers. The two men made off with pills before an officer spotted their car. The men sped off and eventually smashed their car into a pole according to authorities. Officers said that is when Reisen broke into the home of Brenda Tonolini.

Tonolini’s dog Abby escaped during the commotion. She posted fliers of her dog around town and looked tirelessly for her.

"My boss gave me the day off yesterday, I just kept driving streets and calling her name, a lot of people in this neighborhood are probably really tired of hearing me say Abby," said Tonolini.

On Thursday, Tonolini said a man called her and told her he saw a dog that looked like hers near a laundry mat near Northwest Boulevard and Carlisle. Tonolini managed to find the dog nearby.

 

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