LONG BEACH (CNS) - A French bulldog named Archie was stolen during a burglary at a home in Long Beach, police said today.
Officers responded about 10:45 a.m. Saturday to a home in the 2500 block of Quincy Avenue, according to the Long Beach Police Department.
“When officers arrived, they learned the residents were in their home when they heard a noise coming from another room,” according to a police statement.
“When one of the residents went to investigate, he saw an unknown male subject standing in the living room. When the suspect and resident saw one another, they ran off in different directions. The suspect then fled the home and left in a vehicle.
“It was at that time the residents realized their French bulldog Archie was missing, along with some miscellaneous tools. It was determined the suspect had entered the home through an open door.”
Security video showed a dark gray Nissan Versa pull up to the home and a male exit the front passenger door, police said.
“A second suspect can be seen driving the vehicle, along with a third suspect who was a passenger in the backseat,” police said.
The suspect who entered the home was described as Hispanic, 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 11 inches tall, 170-180 pounds with a shaved head and facial hair. He was wearing black sunglasses, a black hooded long-sleeve sweatshirt, dark jeans and gray sneakers.
Anyone with information about the dog or the suspects was urged to call (562) 570-7392 to speak with Detective Daniel Martinez. Anonymous tips can be submitted through Crime Stoppers by calling (800) 222-TIPS.