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Owner is reunited with pitbull terrier named Baxter after dognapping in Sydney CBD

Emotional moment a pet owner is reunited with his pitbull terrier Baxter after she was allegedly dognapped from outside a busy shopping centre

  • Pitbull terrier happily reunited with owner after cruel dognapping in Sydney CBD
  • Baxter, a four-year-old pooch, was taken on May 7 while tied up by her owner
  • Police launched an investigation and Baxter was later surrendered on Monday 

A pitbull terrier has been reunited with her owner she was allegedly stolen from outside a shopping centre.

Baxter, a four-year-old female pit bull terrier, was tied up by her owner outside World Square shopping centre in the Sydney CBD about 8.20pm on Friday.

When the distraught owner realised his beloved dog was missing, he contacted police who launched a public appeal to track down Baxter.

Baxter, a four-year-old pooch, was allegedly taken last Friday before reuniting with her owner on Monday (pictured) 

Police alleged CCTV footage showed a man and a woman heading south on George Street with the pooch.   

On Monday night, Levi James, 38, surrendered Baxter at Day Street Police Station in Darling Harbour where he was arrested and charged with stealing the dog.

NSW Police shared footage of the tail-wagging reunion as officers handed over the excited bull terrier to her owner at the inner city station.

The accused dognapper was refused bail and is due to face Central Local Court on Tuesday.

Stealing a dog carries a penalty of up to one year in prison in NSW. 

Pitbull terrier named Baxter was happily reunited with her owner (pictured) after an alleged dognapping in Sydney CBD

Pitbull terrier named Baxter was happily reunited with her owner (pictured) after an alleged dognapping in Sydney CBD

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