Ore. City couple's bulldog puppy stolen at gunpoint

Ore. City couple's bulldog puppy stolen at gunpoint

Credit: Aldercrest Kennels

Ore. City couple's bulldog puppy stolen at gunpoint

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by Jeff Thompson, KGW.com Staff

KING5.com

Posted on October 20, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 30 at 3:26 AM

OREGON CITY, Ore. -- An English Bulldog puppy was stolen at gunpoint from an Oregon City couple Friday afternoon, along with some of their personal belongings, police said.

The owner of Aldercrest Kennels, in the 12000 block of Southeast 82nd Avenue, had arranged to meet someone just before 3 p.m. and sell the puppy for $2,000, according to Sgt. Adam Phillips. The man who came to meet them brandished a gun and robbed them.

"The suspect looked at the pup briefly, then pulled out a semi-auto handgun, pointed it at the victims and told them to give him their wallets, watches, and cell phones," Phillips said.

He said the couple refused, but the suspect took the dog and ran to a car waiting with a driver inside. They were last seen driving north in Interstate 205 from Sunnyside Road.

The robbery suspect was described as a black man, 20 to 30 years old, 5-foot-8, 150 pounds, wearing a green sweatshirt and a hat. The car was a dirty, black 1995 Acura, Washington license plate 246 YRU, with an unknown permit in the rear window.

No injuries were reported.

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