Metropolitan Police Department (DC Police / MPD)

‘It's Our Dog Now': Armed Suspects Steal Man's Dog in Northeast DC

D.C. police are searching for two suspects who stole a dog at gunpoint in the Deanwood area of Northeast D.C. Saturday afternoon.

A man told police he was walking his dog, a red nose pit bull, in the 800 block of Division Avenue NE when the driver of a burgundy 2017 Kia Forte asked if he was selling the dog, according to a police report.

Police say the man kept walking with his dog northbound, but the driver and another suspect in the car followed him to the intersection of Division Ave. and Jay Street NE.

The driver then opened the car door and asked to see the dog, the police report said.

When the dog walked over to the driver, the other suspect took out a silver handgun and said, "It's our dog now," the man told police.

The driver then picked up the dog, shut the door and drove off in the 5300 block of Jay Street NE.

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