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Tulsa police: Homeowner's dog chase armed robbery suspects who pistol-whipped homeowner

Posted at 6:13 AM, Jun 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-15 09:54:29-04

An east Tulsa man is recovering after being struck in the face with a pistol inside his home early Wednesday morning.

Tulsa police say it happened around 1:00 a.m. at a home near East 31st Street and South 145th East Avenue.

According to police, two men in their 20s entered the home and demanded property from the people inside. The suspects, each armed with a handgun, then pistol-whipped the man inside the home.

The pair, whose faces were covered with bandanas, then exited the home through the front door. As they did, the homeowner's dogs chased after the suspects.

The suspects fired on the dogs, hitting one in the shoulder. The dog's condition isn't known.

Police set up a perimeter and deployed K-9 officers to try to find the suspects. After initially picking up a scent, the police dogs were unable to locate the suspects.

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