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Puppy, pickup stolen in Oklahoma City robbery

Police are looking for two men who stole a puppy, a pickup and other items from an Oklahoma City man at his house last week. The puppy and pickup were recovered.
BY MICHAEL KIMBALL mkimball@opubco.com Published: February 11, 2011

Police are looking for two men who tied up and robbed an Oklahoma City man of his puppy, pickup, ATM card and other items from the man's house.

The victim, who was not seriously hurt, had a “for sale” sign in his pickup at his house in the 3100 block of NW 30.

Two men approached the house Jan. 31 to ask about the pickup, police Master Sgt. Gary Knight said. One of the robbers asked if he could use the victim's cell phone, and the victim went in the house to get it.

The man didn't notice that the robbers had followed him into the house, and one of them punched him when he turned around to go back outside, he told police. One of the robbers held him at gunpoint while the other bound him with zip ties and duct tape.

The robbers took the man's pickup, a 10-week-old Labrador puppy, his wallet and other items, Knight said. The pickup was recovered.

The victim placed a notice describing the stolen puppy on a website, and a person called him to report seeing a similar puppy on the loose in Oklahoma City. The man went to the area and found his puppy alive and well.

One of the robbers used the ATM card at a store in Oklahoma City a couple of hours after the robbery, and a surveillance camera captured images of the man, Knight said.

One robber was white and the other was black, and both were in their early to mid-20s and about 6 feet 2 inches tall, weighing about 190 pounds. The white man had light brown to blond hair.

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Police are asking anyone with information about the robbery to call Crime Stoppers at 235-7300. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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