BOSTON (WHDH) - The Animal Rescue League of Boston is turning to the public for help tracking down a man they say stole a dog from their adoption center this past weekend.

ARL officials said a 55-year-old Boston resident entered the adoption center with a woman Sunday afternoon and showed interest in Nick, a 3-year-old pit bull. After a brief conversation about adoption and the dog, officials said the suspect left his Massachusetts ID with the staff, took Nick for a walk and never came back.

The ARL contacted the Boston Police Department and Boston Animal Control to report the theft.

The suspect is said to have a dark complexion and is about 5-foot, 9-inches tall. He was last seen wearing black pants, a blue hoodie, a tan jacket, a baseball hat and glasses.

Anyone who may see Nick is asked to call 911 immediately.

This is a developing news story, 7News will post more information as it becomes available.

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