Dollar Tree, 3061 Plank Road, 9/5, 10:00 p.m. Two employees and one other male were leaving the business shortly after closing. As the manager was entering her vehicle, two unknown males ran toward her from the wood line. The manager locked herself in her vehicle and the suspects attempted to get into the vehicle. The two suspects then made the other two victims get on the ground and took a wallet, a backpack, and a bag of items purchased from the store.
At that point, the victim stated she witnessed the accused use a kitchen knife to stab her dog. Officers checked the home and located an adult male pit bull deceased with a stab wound to its back.
Police Officers also located two, 2-week old pit bull puppies, one of which was also deceased and the other was critically injured. Both puppies appeared to have sustained blunt force trauma.
The injured puppy was immediately taken to an area animal hospital for treatment.