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Woman arrested for allegedly stealing puppy from owner at gunpoint

Posted at 3:16 PM, Jan 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-14 15:23:56-05

LANDOVER, Md. (WMAR) — Prince George's County Police arrested a woman accused of stealing a puppy from its owner at gun point just before the new year.

Lobo the puppy was on a walk with its owner on December 30 in Landover, when 26-year-old Juanel Huff approached and allegedly pointed a gun demanding the dog.

The victim said he grabbed the gun and began to fight over it, but let go once a male accomplice showed up.

Investigators were told that Huff tried pulling the trigger several times, but the gun wouldn't fire.

The suspects then took off in a car with Lobo, leaving the victim with minor injuries.

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A citizen called police on New Year's Eve after spotting Lobo alone in Southeast Washington D.C.

Officers responded and returned Lobo back to his owner.

Huff, of the 2600 block of Bowen Street SE in Washington D.C., faces several charges including attempted second degree murder, assault first degree, and armed robbery.

She’s currently being held in Washington D.C. on an unrelated charge pending extradition to Prince George’s County.

Detectives continue to work to identify her accomplice.