Woman charged after beloved pooch ‘dog-napped’ from backyard

A woman has been charged after a much-loved pet dog was allegedly stolen from a home in Sydney’s west in a brazen daylight dog-napping.

The alleged dog-napping occurred on Sunday afternoon at a home along Austral Parade in Fairfield.

It’s understood the beloved pooch named Atlas, a five-year-old Japanese Spitz, was noticed missing by her owner’s around 4.15pm after they couldn’t locate her in the front yard.


Police were notified and immediately launched an investigation in a desperate bid to track down the missing animal.

After reviewing CCTV from the surrounding area, detectives attended a home in Bossley Park around 10.30pm last night where they located Atlas.

A 23-year-old woman was arrested at the scene before being taken to Fairfield Police Station.

She was charged with steal dog, possess stolen dog, and fail to comply with any other wear face covering directive.

The woman was granted conditional bail to appear at Fairfield Local Court on Monday 13 September.

Atlas was also reunited with her very relieved owners just before midnight.