DENVER — A man and his four-legged best friend planned to travel the country together, but when they stopped in Denver the truck they were using was stolen.

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Joe Poisson recently moved out of his apartment in Salida and planned to spend the summer traveling with his dog Willow. The pair stayed the night in Denver on their way to New Mexico and in a matter of seconds, Poisson’s plans changed. He went inside the Circle K located off Santa Fe to grab a coffee and while he was inside, someone stole the truck. His heart sank when he walked outside; not only was the truck gone but Willow was inside, too.

“She’s just the sweetest little dog I don’t know who could steal a dog like that,” said Poisson.

Investigators with the Denver Police Department say the thief took off in the truck shortly after noon on Wednesday. The case is being investigated as officers look for the silver 2015 Toyota Tacoma. As they look for the truck, Poisson is searching for his dog in the surrounding area. He’s wondering if someone dropped her off or turned her in at a shelter.

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