Archie the French bulldog was stolen from his Long Beach home Sunday, according to police. Photo courtesy LBPD.
A Long Beach resident discovered his dog was missing after he scared off a burglar in his living room Sunday morning, police said.
Detectives are now searching for a trio of suspects and hoping they can get back Archie the French bulldog.
The burglary happened around 10:45 a.m. Sunday in the 2500 block of Quincy Avenue where the residents were at home when they heard a noise coming from a nearby room, police said in a news release.
“When one of the residents went to investigate, he saw an unknown male subject standing in the living room,” police said. “When the suspect and resident saw one another, they ran off in different directions.”
Police said the burglar got into the home through an open door before making off with Archie and some tools.
This is at least the second time this year that burglars have stolen dogs in Long Beach. In March, two Shih Tzus were stolen from an East Long Beach home, police said.
Police say the suspected burglars pulled up in this car. Photo courtesy LBPD.
Investigators were able to find video footage of Sunday’s burglary that shows three suspects pulling up to the home in a dark gray Nissan Versa before one of them hops out of the front passenger door to go inside, police said.
Another person was in the driver’s seat, and another was in the back seat, according to authorities. Police said the person who went inside was a Hispanic man with a shaved head and facial hair who was between 5-foot-8 and 5-foot-11 and about 170 pounds. He wore black sunglasses, a black hoodie, dark jeans and grey tennis shoes, police said.
Anyone who has information should contact the Long Beach Police Department Det. Daniel Martinez at (562) 570-7392.
Jeremiah Dobruck is the breaking news editor of the Long Beach Post. Reach him at [email protected] or @jeremiahdobruck on Twitter.
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