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Dog injured in robbery recovering from bruise, welt

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A dog that was smacked by a mallet-wielding robber Friday morning at a business on Dawson Road is recovering from a hip injury.

Ozzy, a 15-year-old male English Bull Mastiff and Boxer cross, was struck during an early morning robbery at Hawk Auto and Truck Accessories in the 400 block of Dawson.

The dog suffered a deep bruise and large welt on his hip and had to be examined by a veterinarian, but should be better in a few weeks.

Jim Comeau, the owner of the business, was actually at Hawk in another building when the robbery occurred around 2 a.m.

He said alarms started going off and he could hear loud banging coming from the front shop, so he called 911. Ozzy was sleeping in another section of the business but confronted the robber and was hit, Comeau said.

"He’s more of a pet than a guard dog," he said. "When people come in, he gives a bark and picks up a toy and goes to say hello. He is such a well-mannered dog."

Comeau said they didn’t notice Ozzy was in pain until later Friday.

Police say officers arrived at the shop -- sometime after the dog was hit with an object resembling a sledgehammer -- and found a man loading auto parts onto a stolen truck.

The suspect jumped in the truck and sped off through a residential area, ignoring numerous traffic lights, police said.

The suspect sped through a ditch and jumped over a set of rail tracks near Speers Road, at which time he fled on foot. He entered a business in the 500 block of Mission Street and attempted to hide from police.

He was arrested and taken into custody. Douglas James Sinclair, 34, is charged with several offences.

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Updated on Monday, September 16, 2013 at 12:40 PM CDT: Adds photo.

12:43 PM: Removes picture.

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