Dog stolen from San Leandro teen at gunpoint returns
SAN LEANDRO, Calif. (KTVU) - There's a happy ending for a boy in San Leandro who had his dog stolen at gunpoint.
San Leandro Police held a news conference Saturday morning, to discuss the return of the dog.
Sgt. Rober McManus said that a 14-year-old boy was taking a stroll with his 3-month old German Shepherd, Maya, on Dalton Avenue
Monday evening, when a man walked up to him demanding the dog.
The boy held onto the dog, as the man tried to take the pup away.
The man said he had a gun, but did not show it.
A second person then appeared, holding a gun, and pointing it at the teen's chest.
The boy relinquished Maya, and the two men took off.
Abut 8 pm Friday, a man showed up at San Leandro Police Headquarters.
He brought along Maya.
He said he saw media reports about the robbery, and convinced the person who had the dog, to give her up.
The man had bought the dog on the street for several hundred dollars.
Investigators say the two men who initially took the dog, are described as Latino, 5 feet 9 inches to 6-feet tall, with thin builds.
They are both in their early twenties.
They were seen driving a a newer model, silver or grey Mercedes four door E-class.
Police are still asking the public's help in trying to identify the 2 suspected dognappers.