TRENTON — A city man allegedly stole a woman's puppy during a home invasion Tuesday evening.

Trenton police said Joshua Stroman, 31, has been arrested and charged with robbery, burglary and unlawful possession of a weapon.

Upon responding to reports of a home invasion on Vine Street, officers were told by a female victim that a male had rushed into her house, armed with a gun, and stole her tan pit bull. The victim was able to identify the suspect, provide a description of his vehicle, and identify a location where he frequents.

Police canvassed the area and stopped Stroman in his car, officials said. The puppy was returned to the owner.

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