Police have not yet publicly identified the suspect, but took the person into custody on a felony robbery charge, according to a tweet from the SFPD Investigations Bureau.
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Rosie was stolen on New Year's Day while on a walk with her owner in San Francisco's Marina District.
The suspect violently robbed the puppy from the owner before dragging the dog into a getaway car, investigators said.
Update: Our Night Investigations Unit (NIU) Sergeants never gave up on this investigation. The suspect was ultimately identified and a felony arrest warrant for robbery was issued. NIU and @SFPDTenderloin took him into custody tonight. Booked. 220000717. https://t.co/u9OMhFxiVb— SFPD Investigations Bureau (@sfpdinvestigate) February 16, 2022
Rosie was found safe and reunited with her owner two days later. A person called police after purchasing the French bulldog from someone in the Sacramento area.
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Here is Rosie back home!— Liz Kreutz (@ABCLiz) January 3, 2022
The French Bulldog puppy was stolen while on a walk in the Marina on Saturday. We’ll have more on the happy ending at 4 & 6 on @abc7newsbayarea https://t.co/z5lG1gNkxZ pic.twitter.com/CfaO8lcGT1
French bulldog thefts have become increasingly common. Last year, Lady Gaga famously had her two French bulldogs stolen. And last January, San Francisco resident Sarah Vorhaus had her French bulldog, Chloe, violently stolen at gunpoint while on a walk in Russian Hill. Chloe has still never been found.
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