Puppy stolen during DC armed robbery has been found

A puppy that was stolen during an armed robbery last week has been found.

Police said the robber approached the dog’s owner at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 4500 block of Polk Street, brandished a gun and demanded the victim’s dog, and then took off running after the owner complied.



The 5-month-old pit bull mix named Genesis was returned Monday morning, but the suspect has not yet been identified.

D.C. police tweeted a photo of the reunion.

Detectives are still asking for further assistance in identifying the suspect.

Ciara Wells

Ciara Wells is a freelance digital writer/editor at WTOP. She is a recent graduate of American University where she studied journalism and Spanish. Before joining WTOP, she was the opinion team editor at a student publication and a content specialist at an HBCU in Detroit.

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