SAN LEANDRO (CBS SF) — San Leandro Police are asking for help in finding a 3-month old German Shepherd puppy that was stolen from its teenaged owner during an armed robbery.

Police say two men armed with a pistol stole 3-month old ‘Maya’ from her owner as he walked her in the 1500 block of Dayton Avenue Monday night around 8:30 p.m.

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The two suspects, who police described as Hispanic males in their early 20’s, parked their car near the victim before a passenger exited the car to snatch ‘Maya’ from the boy.

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The boy held onto Maya at first, but let go of the dog fearing for his life when the driver exited the vehicle and pointed a gun at him.

“You can only imagine how frightening a violent crime like this can be, especially for a 14-year old,” Lieutenant Robert McManus said.

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Police only described the suspect’s vehicle as being light colored.