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Dog-napping spreads to British Columbia, bulldog stolen from Vancouver tattoo parlour

This French bulldog, Chloe, was allegedly stolen from a Vancouver tattoo parlour on April 17, 2014. INSTAGRAM/Shaughnessy.

After two highly-publicized dog thefts in Toronto, a bulldog was stolen from a Vancouver tattoo parlour on Thursday.

Shaughnessy Keely, who works at the Fall Tattooing, posted a video on Instagram of a woman simply walking off with her beloved French bulldog Chloe.

While inside the shop, the woman appears to pet the 10-month-old dog and calmly walks around with Chloe in her arms. She slowly approaches the door, cradling the dog – but once she exits the parlour, she breaks into a run.

Keely wrote that the woman then got into a car with no licence plates.

Watch the video below:

The video has been shared nearly 2,000 times on the social networking site and the hashtag “#bringhomechloe” is also gaining traction online. However, there’s no word on the dog’s whereabouts.

A spokesperson for the Vancouver Police was not immediately available for comment.

Last month, Toronto police say a man was held at gunpoint and handcuffed while his puppy was stolen near Jane Street and Weston Road. Another couple reported their Pomeranian was stolen from their Scarborough home on March 12.