WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities say a man was walking his 4-month-old pit bull in Washington, D.C., when he was robbed of the puppy at gunpoint.

The dog named “L.A.” was stolen Saturday. A D.C police statement says the man and L.A were walking that afternoon when a vehicle slowed next to them and the driver asked about buying L.A. The man refused, and the driver followed the pair.

It says the driver then stopped the car and got out with a passenger, who pulled a handgun and told L.A.’s owner that “It’s our dog now.” The driver grabbed L.A. and fled in a burgundy Kia Forte.

L.A. was wearing a blue-collar at the time. A $1,000 is offered for information leading to an arrest.

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