Detroit Police are searching for a man and woman who stole a dog from its owner outside of a gas station on the city's east side.
The incident occurred just before 4 a.m. March 17 at a gas station in the 19000 block of Van Dyke Street.
Police said a 58-year-old man was standing outside with his dog when an unknown man pulled up to in a blue 2000 Ford Explorer and began talking to him. The other man started petting the dog, then removed its collar and picked him up. When the dog's owner attempted to take the dog back. the other man became aggressive. A woman hopped out of the SUV and began assaulting the dog owner, while the other man placed the dog in the Explorer.
he thieves then fled in the SUV, heading eastbound on 7 Mile Road, police said. The incident was captured on surveillance video at the gas station, which is part of the city's Project Green Light crime prevention program.
The male suspect is described as having a thin build and was wearing glasses, gloves, an army-green baseball cap, a dark colored jacket, a dark colored hooded sweatshirt with white strings and blue jeans. The female suspect is described as having a medium build and was wearing a dark colored and white striped jacket, khaki pants and boots.
The license plate for the Ford Explorer is DRV4782, and there is a dent on the rear bumper under the plate.