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kidnapper With more than 100 dognappings reported to police in Mexico annually, it’s a crime that is symptomatic of the changing nature of the security threat in Latin America. (Photo: Shutterstock)

A professional dog walker is approached in a park in Mexico City by a criminal who pulls a gun, steals a dog — English and American bulldogs are favorite targets — and uses the pet’s identity tag to contact the owner and demand a ransom.

Related: Express kidnappings focus on foreign travelers

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