Couple visiting Las Vegas says dog stolen at gunpoint in parking lot of store

Published: Mar. 23, 2022 at 12:33 PM PDT
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LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - A California couple said their dog was stolen at gunpoint while visiting Las Vegas.

The couple said they were reportedly sitting in their vehicle in the parking lot of a Target store on Spring Mountain and Rainbow with the windows down when an unknown woman reached inside and stole the dog from the owner’s lap.

The victims said the suspect pulled out a gun and fled the scene.

According to the couple, they had just purchased the dog earlier this month and named him “Truffles Von Dutch.” They said the dog, who responds to “Dutch,” was training to be a service animal for the owner, who is disabled.

The couple says that the dog is worth $5,000.

Las Vegas police are still searching for a suspect.

Cyrus Ahanchian and Gya own “Dutch” and they created flyers to spread awareness about Dutch’s disappearance.

The couple are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and their dog’s safe return.

They had a message for the people who took “Dutch.”

“If the dog snatchers are watching, please just give back Dutch,” said Cyrus, “We really miss him, and we won’t press charges and we’ll give you a thousand dollars right now. Please just call us.”