Two dogs stolen during armed robbery at La Quinta park

LA QUINTA, Calif. - La Quinta Police are searching for a man and a woman suspected of stealing two dogs during an armed robbery at a park. 

It happened Thursday shortly before 9 p.m. at the La Quinta Park on Adams Street and Blackhawk Way. 

The victim, a 60-year old female from Phelan, told police she went to the park to sell two dogs to an unknown female.

When the suspects arrived, the male suspect pulled out a firearm and demanded the dogs.

The man and woman each grabbed a dog and ran off.

The victim started to chase the male suspect, who threatened her if she continued to follow.

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The suspects drove away in separate cars toward the area of Blackhawk Way and Dune Palms Road.

The man's car was described as being a black and burgundy Toyota Camry or Nissan Altima.

The victim was not injured in this incident.

The male suspect was described as:

  • Hispanic in his early 20s
  • Around 6-feet-tall with a thin build
  • Wearing dark shorts, long blue & red jersey with a hood, bandana over his face

The female suspect was described as:

  • Hispanic in her early 20s
  • Heavy build
  • Bleach blonde shoulder-length hair
  • Wearing a purple shirt

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information about this incident are asked to call the Thermal Sheriff Station at 760-863-8990. To remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 760-341-STOP (7867).

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