ALAMEDA (CBS SF) – Police in Alameda were looking for two men who robbed an elderly woman of her purse and the dog she was walking.

According to police, the unidentified 80-year-old woman was confronted by two men in a car in the area of Encinal Avenue and Fountain Street on Saturday around 2 p.m.

One of the men simulated a gun and demanded  the woman surrender her purse and her dog, a 6-year-old Yorkie named “Deuce.”

When the woman refused, one suspect grabbed the dog and the other grabbed purse, according to police.

The suspects were described as African-American men in their late teens or early twenties, and fled from the scene in a faded blue or green colored 1980’s Honda or Toyota sedan with a primer-colored left-front quarter panel.

The stolen Yorkie has an identifying micro-chip implant and police were asking the public’s help in locating the stolen dog.

Anyone with information on the suspects or the whereabouts of “Deuce” were urged by authorities to contact the Alameda Police Department at (510) 337-8340.

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Comments (8)
  1. Lori P. says:

    Now I have heard of sorry as_ loosers, but this takes the cake! Stealing an elderly woman’s dog. And to think this level of mentality has the poor dog! Not to worry, all animal lovers will be on the lookout. Beware dog theives. You never know who’s mother the dog belonged to!!!

  2. Sandy F says:

    sickening…I wonder if THEIR mother has a dog or something she loves..well hell they wouldn’t care anyway..cold and heartless..Probably think its funny..Im so sorry for this woman..

  3. Pam says:

    Heaven help our future. The youth of today seem to care about nothing and no one, not even themselves. I hope the police manage to at least find the dog and return it.

  4. Ben says:

    Has any sort of reward or reward fund been setup? If so, I would like to make a donation, because I bet this woman hasn’t been able to sleep since her dog was taken. Stealing someone’s money is one thing, but taking there animal? Come’on…give him back. If you have Deuce, just tie him up near the location that you took him from and NEVER take another animal. It’s not to late.

  5. Mikie says:

    Why would they announce the dog had a microchip – you think they are going to keep it around now?? Duh That was their best lead and the blew it!

  6. Bloodhounds says:

    It’s bad enough that some one is so low to rob and 80 year old woman but steal her dog on top of it! Terrible!! I’m a firm believer that what goes around comes around! Hopefully they’ll try and sell the dog and the dog will be returned. People ask me all the time why do you want to live in an isolated area? This is one of the many reasons. SICK PEOPLE!

  7. Robin says:

    SICK, will you do anything for money? I will make it my lifes work looking for this dog, You can just turn it into the Alameda Animal Shelter, and then it will go back home, where it belongs. Come on think about it.

  8. Elizabeth says:

    I hope that someone in these feral adults circle of friends or family, if not the thieves themselves will do the right thing by returning the dog.
    Since all they seem to care about is money I would be interested in setting up a reward fund….”for safe return no questions asked”

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