Three suspects kicked down a door, threatened two people in the home, and disappeared with stolen property, including a red boxer puppy with a black nose and a blue collar. The puppy belongs to the victim’s step daughter. The incident happened on June 29 in the Norwood section of Cincinnati, Ohio.
The first 911 call came from a neighbor who reported shots being fired in the neighborhood. One of the victims also called the police, reporting that three people had kicked down the door and held him and his girlfriend at gunpoint. The perpetrators left the scene in a black Mustang. After hearing a description on the car radio, a third witness also called 911 with a license plate number.
As the three suspects were fleeing, police closed in and forced their car over. One suspect was apprehended and has been charged with aggravated burglary, aggravated robbery, and drug possession. The other two suspects fled on foot. A safe and a rifle stolen from the apartment were recovered.
Police say it is “hard to say these days whether it is random or not, whether the [perpetrators] knew the victims; it’s hard to say.”
As for the puppy, he’s still missing, along with the two other suspects. The man who has been charged told police that the puppy was dropped behind police headquarters just before the car was pulled over.
So far, though, the pup has not been spotted.