Man takes shih tzu in NE robbery

Call him the puppy thief.

D.C. police said they are looking for a man who stole a three-year-old shih tzu from its owner in Northeast Washington. The dog’s name and a picture were not immediately available from police.

The incident occurred Tuesday around 11:44 p.m. when a man was approached by another man in a green, four-door vehicle at 49th Street and Central Avenue. The second man showed a handgun and robbed the first man of the dog and his property, police said.

Police said the dog has silver, white and brown fur.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 202-727-9099.

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Dana Hedgpeth is the Washington Post’s lead reporter in covering the Metro rail and bus systems in the D.C. region and the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority (WMATA) that runs them.
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