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RPD makes third arrest in puppy theft

Tion Oliver, puppy robbery suspect (Source: Richmond Police) Tion Oliver, puppy robbery suspect (Source: Richmond Police)
Third puppy recovered (Source: Twitter @RPDLtDan) Third puppy recovered (Source: Twitter @RPDLtDan)
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Richmond Police have arrested another man in connection with the robbery of six pit bull puppies earlier this month and have recovered a third missing puppy.

Corey T. Oliver, 20, of the 3500 block of Maryland Avenue was arrested last Thursday and charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Felon and Possession of Marijuana. The arrest occurred as officers searched a residence in the 5700 block of Westower Drive and recovered a third missing puppy.

Corey Oliver is the brother of Tion T. Oliver, 21, of the 3500 Maryland Avenue, who was arrested last Tuesday and charged with Robbery and Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony. 

At approximately 4:15 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 10, a male and two females went to the 1900 block of Chelsea Street to meet a prospective buyer of their six pit bull puppies. They had made contact with the buyer on the Craigslist website.

Tion Oliver met the three, brandished a firearm and stole the puppies. Oliver fired a shot during the incident. There were no injuries.

Detectives have also arrested one juvenile male in connection with the incident and recovered the first of the missing dogs at that time. He has been charged with possession of stolen property. A second dog was recovered a few days later.

Lt. Daniel Minton tweeted a picture of the third recovered puppy puppy Monday, saying police recovered it along with four illegal guns.

Police also posted a video to Youtube of the puppy: http://youtu.be/RzL0duD0-o8

Detectives ask anyone with any information about the puppies still missing are asked to call First Precinct Det. Brian Taylor at 804-646-0689 or Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.

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