It was a "dog" giveaway.
Two men and a woman were arrested Sunday in connection with the armed robbery of a Bayview district recycling center when a witness recognized the suspects after routinely seeing them walk their dogs in the area, police said Monday.
The robbery occurred in the 100 block of Bayshore Boulevard about 7:40 a.m. when the two men walked into the center and demanded cash from the register and safe, police said. One suspect was armed. They both fled with cash.
A witness told police the suspects fled in a car driven by a woman. The witness also said the men were regularly seen in the area walking two small dogs.
Police traced the vehicle to a house in the 1500 block of Underwood Avenue. Another car was parked in the driveway, where the suspects were sitting with a small dog. A search of the vehicle reportedly used in the getaway revealed two loaded handguns, a ski mask and several loose bullets.
The stolen cash was discovered in the trunk of the car the suspects were sitting in, police said. They were arrested and charged with commercial armed robbery, among other counts.