OAKLAND, Calif. –
A 14-year-old boy from Oakland mentioned he’s shaken up after he used to be robbed at gunpoint.
Thieves stole his circle of relatives’s French bulldog named Bella.
His mom Karmen Graciliano mentioned she’s outraged and disillusioned through what took place, “I have no idea who has her. How are they treating her? I simply need her again.”
She and her daughters posted flyers of their community, requesting assist find their stolen puppy.
“It is not k,” mentioned Graciliano,”They took her away with out knowing how a lot harm they have been going to reason to our circle of relatives.”
She shared surveillance video of her son taking Bella out for a stroll round 8:30pm on August 2.
The teenager requested KTVU to not disclose his id.
He mentioned he used to be simply around the side road from his house in East Oakland when a black Volkswagen Jetta drove along him.
The teenager mentioned he were given suspicious and crossed the road to stroll again house.
However the black automotive made a U-turn and pulled up subsequent to him.
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“The passenger got here outdoor and instructed me to provide him the canine. And I checked out him. He pulled out a gun. I wasn’t going to possibility it, so I gave him the canine,” mentioned the teenager.
“What sort of particular person does that to a 14-year-old, pull out a gun to take his puppy,”mentioned Graciliano.
For the reason that armed theft, the circle of relatives has been out in search of Bella.
They mentioned they most often stay Bella confined to their fenced in backyard, however that every so often, a circle of relatives member would take the puppy out for a short lived stroll with reference to house.
“I am nonetheless a bit spooked,” mentioned the 14-year-old,”I simply wish to get the canine again. It is helping me get during the day.”
“I am grateful that he is k, that not anything primary took place. However it is very provoking,” mentioned Graciliano, “I would like them to pay for what they did. I would like justice. I are not looking for this to occur to any person else.”
The 14-year-old described the suspect as a light-skinned Hispanic male in his past due teenagers or early twenties.
He is 5 ft 9 and heavy set.
He used to be dressed in a crimson camouflage hoodie with light blue denims.
He has a buzz reduce.
The circle of relatives is providing a $1000 praise.
Any individual with knowledge will have to touch Oakland Police
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