Detroit Police want to Identify Eastside Dog Thieves [Video]


DETROIT, MI – The Detroit Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating two suspects wanted in connection with the theft of a dog that occurred at a Project Green Light gas station on the city’s eastside.

On Sunday, March 17th, 2019, at approximately 3:52 a.m., in the 19000 block of Van Dyke Street, a 58-year old man was standing outside with his dog. An unknown suspect pulled up to the victim in his vehicle, got out and began talking with him. The male suspect began petting the victim’s dog then removed the dog’s collar and picked him up.

The victim attempted to retrieve his dog from the suspect when the suspect became aggressive toward the victim. A female suspect approached the victim and attempted to assault him as the male suspect placed the dog in a blue, Ford Explorer. Both suspects fled the location eastbound on East 7 Mile.

Suspect 1: Black, male, thin build, wearing glasses, gloves, an army green baseball cap, a dark colored jacket, a dark colored hooded sweat shirt with white strings, and blue jeans.

Suspect 2: Black, female, medium build, wearing, a dark colored and white striped jacket, khaki pants, and brown boots.

Suspect vehicle: 2000, Blue, Ford Explorer, Michigan Plate: DRV4782, with a dent on rear bumper under license plate.

If anyone recognizes these suspects or knows of their whereabouts, they are asked to contact Detroit Police Department at 313-596-1140, or CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.