CHICAGO — A woman had her puppy stolen at gunpoint in the East Chatham neighborhood on the city’s South Side.
According to police, the 39-year-old woman told officers she was walking the dog around 7:20 p.m. Wednesday in the 8000 block of South Ellis, when a gray SUV approached and three men exited the vehicle.
The men displayed firearms and grabbed the woman’s two-month-old dog, a gray Cane Corso.
Police said the men then got back into the SUV and fled westbound. The woman was not injured.
The victim had just received the dog Sunday as a birthday gift and it does not yet have a microchip.
The woman told WGN she filed a police report, but is also pleading with the public to keep an eye out for her Cane Corso puppy, named “Denim,” who has a gray coat and bright blue eyes.
No one is in custody. Area Two detectives are investigating.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Chicago police.