One of two 2-month-old pit bulls stolen at gunpoint in Southeast D.C. has been returned to his owner.
Marquitta Bennett was walking the puppies, Rambo and Stone, on leashes in the 5100 block of Southern Avenue SE just after noon Sunday when a man approached her, showed her a gun and demanded she give him the puppies, police said.
She gave him the puppies and he fled toward Heath Street in Capitol Heights, Maryland.
A person who realized they were in possession of one of the stolen puppies took him to police. How that person got the puppy is under investigation.
The search for the second puppy continues.
Bennett and her sister have owned the dogs since they were four weeks old.
The man was described as black with a dark complexion, in his 20s, 5-feet-5-inchs tall, 130-135 pounds with a skinny build and short hair. He was wearing a black puffy coat, black knit hat and black sweatpants.
Anyone with information about the case should call police at 202-727-9099 or text a tip to 50411.