BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — A dog who disappeared with an SUV stolen from outside a Bloomington hotel has been found safe and sound, and is being reunited with his owner.
Bloomington police tweeted Monday afternoon that Remy, a blue merle Border Collie, had been recovered. At this point, the SUV that was taken with Remy inside is still unaccounted for.
Bloomington Police Deputy Chief Mike Hartley told KARE 11 that Remy was found in Brooklyn Park and turned into the pound. An animal control officer had sent information about Remy out to several local rescues, who were then alerted when the dog was found.
Officers responded to the Element Hotel just after 10 p.m. Saturday on reports of a stolen vehicle. Police say the vehicle, a 2017 Kia Sorento with Minnesota plates (AXE459), was left running while the owner went inside the hotel to check in. When he came out the SUV was gone, and so was his dog.
Investigators say the hotel has video of the incident and they are looking at those images to identify and locate the suspect.
Anyone with information about the location of the vehicle or the identity of the person responsible for taking it is urged to call Bloomington police at 952-563-4900.