Tito, French bulldog robbed from owner at gunpoint in Castro Valley, is back home safe

ByDion Lim and Justin Mendoza KGO logo
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Bay Area Frenchie reunited with owner after gunpoint robbery
A French bulldog who was stolen from his owners at gunpoint in Castro Valley was found in San Leandro and is back home safe.

CASTRO VALLEY, Calif. (KGO) -- A French bulldog who was stolen from his owners at gunpoint more than a week ago in Castro Valley, is home safe.

Alameda County Sheriff's Office says they found the dog, Tito, in San Leandro Tuesday.

Officers reunited Tito with his owners after what they call a relentless search by detectives.

In the original crime, the suspects also stole the dog owner's purse, and came back and stole her car. Details on what happened with the stolen purse and car are unclear at this time, but the woman is certainly happy to have Tito home.

Tito looks happy too!

This was a breaking news update. Previous story as follows:


Police are looking for a French bulldog who was stolen from his owners on Saturday in Castro Valley. A mother and daughter were walking "Tito," their French bulldog, when a car pulled over, and the armed suspects came out and robbed the family.

The incident happened on Norbridge Road around 5:30p.m., according to Lt. Ray Kelly from the Alameda County Sheriff's department. About four to five suspects got out of the vehicle and approached the daughter; three of which were armed with handguns, the sheriff's office said.

One suspect stole her purse which had her home and car keys and another suspect grabbed Tito before leaving the scene.

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The suspects were driving a black 2019 KIA Niro SUV.

Police say a few hours later at 9:45p.m., the suspects went to the victim's Castro Valley home and stole her car from her driveway.

Police have retrieved surveillance video from the area.

The family has set up a Go Fund Me, as the family mentions, "My family has been through a lot lately, with my dad being in the hospital for the last thirty days. My family needs my love and support during these challenging times."

Tito the bulldog's owner and the Alameda County Sheriff's Office are saying there's a $5,000 reward for his return.

This story is developing