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Pup stolen with vehicle in St. Paul found safe after more than a week

Police said no one was under arrest for the car theft.

An Audi A6 was stolen in St. Paul on Jan. 17, 2022, and the owner's dog was inside. The dog, Kua, has been found.
Courtesy / Matt Thoreen
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ST. PAUL -- A puppy missing for more than a week after she was stolen along with a vehicle in St. Paul has been found and reunited with her owner, police said Thursday.

Matt Thoreen and others have been spreading the word about Kua, his 4-month-old bullmastiff. He said last week that his “dog means more to me than anything else in the world.”

Thoreen was heading to work from the Macalester-Groveland area early Jan. 17 when he realized he’d left his work boots inside. He said he ran inside and was gone for less than a minute when he returned to find his station wagon stolen. Kua was inside because Thoreen was going to drop her off at a friend’s house.

Details about how the puppy was found weren’t immediately available Thursday morning. Police said no one was under arrest.

A website dedicated to finding the dog was updated to say, “Thank you to everyone who helped get the word out!”


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