A much-loved golden labrador has been found safe after being feared stolen.
Anthony Wong said his father's light-blue Toyota Hilux ute was stolen from the Westfield Queensgate mall in Wellington on Thursday night, with seven-year-old dog, Sam, inside.
However Westfield spokeswoman Deb McGhie said the ute was discovered in a supermarket carpark nearby and Sam was safe inside - if a little grumpy.
Ms McGhie said mall staff had been scouring CCTV footage from the carpark but was unable to find any trace of the car being parked there.
Security staff discovered the ute in the Countdown carpark about 6pm, she said.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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