Police think this man stole a pet bulldog in Long Beach; they need help finding him

Police think they know who is responsible for stealing a family’s dog from their Long Beach home last month.

Authorities distributed a photo Monday of Francisco Feliciano, a 32-year-old with ties to the San Fernando Valley.

Francisco Feliciano, courtesy Long Beach police.

Police said they suspect Feliciano took Archie, a French bulldog, from his home in the 2500 block of Quincey Avenue on the morning of June 17.

Around 10:45 a.m. that day, residents there heard a noise in a nearby room, according to police.

“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 now think that unidentified man was Feliciano.

After the break-in, the residents quickly realized Archie, along with some tools, were gone, according to authorities. Police think Feliciano got into the home through an open door, authorities said.

Archie the French bulldog was stolen from his Long Beach home Sunday, according to police. Photo courtesy LBPD.

Archie is still missing. Investigators are hoping the new details about Feliciano will spark some leads.

Feliciano doesn’t have a permanent home, police said, “But has ties to the San Fernando Valley area and various cities in Orange County.”

LBPD spokeswoman Arantxa Chavarria declined to say what led police to believe Feliciano is the burglar.

She asked anyone with information about the crime to contact Det. Daniel Martinez at 562-570-7351.

 

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Jeremiah Dobruck is the breaking news editor for the Long Beach Post. He began his journalism career in 2007 as an intern at Palos Verdes Peninsula News and has worked for The Forum Newsgroup in New York City, the Daily Pilot and the Press-Telegram. He lives in Torrance with his wife, Lindsey, and their two young children, Paul and Simon.
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