LONG BEACH, Calif. --
Four show dogs that were returned to their owners after being stolen inside a van have now won several titles at a dog show. The four dogs, two Akitas and two Corgis, were stolen Tuesday morning and returned just in time to compete in the dog show at the Long Beach Convention Center. The two Akitas were found Wednesday and the Corgis a short time after.
Three of the four dogs won titles at Thursday's show: Trace, the male Akita, won "Select Dog," Sunny, the female Corgi, won best in class, as did Peter, the male Corgi.
The dogs, worth about $500,000, were inside a van that was stolen from outside a Bellflower motel Tuesday morning. The suspect is still at large.