Surveillance Video Shows Doggy Day Care Van Was Left Running, Unattended When Stolen

A new surveillance video of a doggy day care van, that the driver said was hijacked by an armed robber Wednesday, shows the vehicle was not hijacked at all —it was taken while left running and unattended with the doors unlocked.

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The video released by the Chicago Police department Thursday showed two men approach the idle minivan at approximately 3:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Shortly after they took the vehicle and drove off, a witness tried to intervene, at which time one of the offenders drew a gun and pointed it at him, according to police.

Several dogs were inside the minivan when it was taken.

Chicago police found the missing vehicle Thursday on the 2100 block of South Wabash Street, on Chicago's Near South Side. All of the dogs were found alive inside the vehicle and were being reunited with their owners by midday.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing. There are no suspects in custody, according to police.

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