Deputies: Couple's puppy stolen at gunpoint
CLACKAMAS, Ore. - An Oregon City couple's puppy was stolen at gunpoint Friday afternoon, deputies said.
Jim and Pat Steele met the suspect at around 2:45 p.m. in Clackamas after they arranged to sell the English Bulldog puppy through Jim Steele's business website for Aldercrest Kennels, according to Clackamas County Sgt. Adam Phillips.
The advertised price for the puppy was $2,000.
The suspect looked at the puppy, then pulled out a handgun and demanded that the Steeles give him their wallets, watches and cell phones, Phillips said. The Steeles refused and the suspect reached into their car, grabbed the puppy and ran to a waiting car driven by another suspect.
The Steeles drove after the suspects in their car, but lost sight of them. The couple called 9-1-1 after they pulled over on I-205.
The first suspect is described as a black man in his 20s who is 5'8'' tall and weighs about 150 pounds. He was wearing a green sweatshirt with black patches on it and a hat. He had a silver semi-automatic handgun.
The second suspect, who drove the getaway car, was described as a black man.
Phillips said the car was a dirty black 1995 Acura with the Washington license plate 246YRU. The car had an unknown state trip permit in the rear window.
The Steeles were not hurt during the robbery.
Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to call the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office tip line at 503-723-4949.