A DOG which went missing when a van was stolen is back with her owner.
But £50 had to be handed over to get two-year-old Robyn back.
Robyn, a medium-sized, light-haired mongrel, was in a camper van taken from outside the Asda supermarket in Bradford Road, Huddersfield, last Tuesday evening.
The van - later found vandalised and dumped in White Abbey Road, Bradford - belongs to Marsh mother Melanie Struthers - but Robyn is a friend's pet she was looking after.
Her friend, Kay Tellwright, 38, of Meltham, had been away after her mother, 66-year-old Sheila, died suddenly in Stoke.
Melanie had done all she could to trace Robyn, including putting up posters in Bradford offering a cash reward.
She said a man phoned on Sunday and said he had Robyn.
He arranged to meet Melanie and Kay at a phone box in Bradford. When they arrived he claimed to have bought Robyn for £70 and wanted the same amount from them.
Melanie said: "He was quite shifty, but in the end I paid £50 and got Robyn back."
Kay said her eight-year-old daughter, Molly, was distraught when she was told Robyn had been stolen.
But now she's delighted to be reunited with her pet, who they have owned since she was a six-week-old puppy.
Kay added: "Robyn seems absolutely fine. She's been fed and looked after and seems to be her usual self.
"She's a really soft dog. It would have been in her nature to have gone off with anybody," she added.