Reward for info on missing Qld police dog

Nick GibbsAAP
Police dog Quizz has been missing in Queensland for four days.
Camera IconPolice dog Quizz has been missing in Queensland for four days. Credit: AAP

A missing Queensland police dog may have been taken in by a member of the public and a reward is on offer for information leading to his safe return.

Police dog Quizz was helping track down an offender who allegedly ran from a stolen car at Redbank Plains, southwest of Brisbane, in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

He got separated from his handler during the pursuit and is still missing, despite an exhaustive search involving all terrain vehicles, trail bikes and drones.

PD Quizz is a three-year-old Sable German Shepherd with a black and tan hide. He was wearing a black tracking harness with a long tracking lead.

Inspector Mick Thiesfield said there had been an unconfirmed sighting of the dog on Tuesday morning, and he could be stuck in nearby bushland.

"The police dog could be snagged on some sort of tree ... as he moves around the bush," he said on Friday.

But given there have been minimal sightings over several days, Inspector Thiesfield said it is "probable" a member of the public may have taken in PD Quizz.

There have been cases in the past where a police dog has gone missing and later been found with people in the community, he said.

"If the dog is in the possession of someone unlawfully, and as a result of that information we locate the dog, there is a reward," Inspector Thiesfield said.

"Everyone's still putting in as much effort into trying to find him and hopefully that's what we'll do."

PD Quizz is not considered dangerous but should not be approached.

Anyone who sees him should contact police.

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