Reward doubled to $2,000 for missing bulldog information
SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Authorities announced a $2,000 reward this week for
information leading to the arrest of a man who stole an expensive bulldog puppy
at a North County kennel business.
A good Samaritan found the 5-month-old English bulldog, named Schroeder,
wandering unsupervised last Wednesday evening and brought him to nearby
Dogtopia in the 900 block of West San Marcos Boulevard, according to sheriff's
About 45 minutes later, a man showed up at the business and claimed to
be the owner of the brown-and-white puppy. An employee asked him to describe
Schroeder, and when he successfully did so, turned the animal over to him.
A surveillance camera captured images of the suspected thief, a black-
haired Latino with a mustache. He was wearing gray pants and a long-sleeved
black shirt at the time of the dog-napping.
Schroeder's owners told investigators they'd paid $4,000 for the puppy.
The kennel has doubled a $1,000 reward in the case posted
last week by San Diego County Crime Stoppers. Anyone with information about the
theft was asked to call the nonprofit agency at (888) 580-8477 or contact it
online at sdcrimestoppers.com. Tipsters may remain anonymous.