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Pug-chihuahua mix stolen in midtown Toronto

Last Updated Feb 27, 2019 at 5:29 pm EDT

Stolen dog, Black pug/Chihuahua, Chico. HANDOUT/Toronto Police Service

Police are investigating after a dog was stolen when it was briefly left unattended in midtown Toronto.

Chico, a black pug-chihuahua mix, was tied to a fence on Sunday in the area of Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue.

Police say the owner left it alone for less than a minute, and when he returned the dog was gone.

The dog is male, about seven or eight years old.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact them.