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Dog Stolen at Gunpoint Reunited With Family

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    A dog that was stolen from its owners at gunpoint has been found roaming a South Florida street. NBC 6's Gilma Avalos has the story.

    A dog that was stolen from its owners at gunpoint has been found roaming a South Florida street.

    India, a 9-year-old Yorkshire Terrier, was found Friday morning walking down West Dixie Highway in Hollywood.

    The dog was identified by her microchip after Hollywood code enforcement officers found her and took her to the Hollywood Animal Hospital. India, who had been taking medication for an intestinal infection, was in stable condition.

    Police said the dog was taken Wednesday at about 1:30 a.m. at 2134 Washington Street.

    Owners Search for Dog Stolen at Gunpoint

    [MI] Owners Search for Dog Stolen at Gunpoint
    A family is worried their dog that was stolen at gunpoint is not taking its necessary medications. NBC 6's Gilma Avalos reports.

    Owner Damica Clark said she was working a double-shift that day and her brother, Darren Clark, offered to dog-sit the terrier. Darren Clark said he took the dog for a walk and on his way back home from Young Circle, he said he was approached by a man near a grocery store on Washington Street.

    He said the man tried to sell him items he had on him, but Darren Clark tried walking away. That's when he says the man pressed the barrel of a gun against his rib cage.

    When the suspect asked him to empty his pockets, he gave him his cellphone, police said. The suspect then snatched the dog leash and took the dog away. He fled in a dark colored SUV with hazed headlights, according to police.

    Detectives are asking anyone with information to call the Hollywood Police Department at 954-967-HELP or 954-967-4411. Tipsters can email or text hollywoodpdtips@hollywoodfl.org or contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or at www.browardcrimestoppers.org.

    Stay with NBC6.com for updates on this developing story.

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