Stolen vehicle connected to robbery of puppy in SF located in San Pablo

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Stolen vehicle connected to robbery of puppy in SF located in San Pablo
Rosie being reunited with her owner just days after she was stolen in San Francisco and apparently sold in Sacramento. (Photo courtesy of the San Francisco Police Department.)

A stolen vehicle located in San Pablo on Monday is believed to have been connected to the robbery of a French Bulldog puppy in San Francisco on New Year’s Day.

At about 10:05 a.m. Saturday, police responded to Broderick and Beach streets in San Francisco regarding the robbery. The victim was walking the dog, named Rosie, when a suspect exited a vehicle, approached and then grabbed the leash, dragging Rosie into the vehicle before fleeing the scene, police said.

Two days later, someone in the Sacramento area reported to the SFPD Tip Line that he saw stories on social media about the robbery after he had purchased Rosie in Sacramento, police said. Rosie was reuinted with her owner in apparently good health, police said.

The same day Rosie was found, a Contra Costa County sheriff’s deputy located the suspect vehicle, which is a Chrysler 4-door sedan, in San Pablo.

“The vehicle was being driven by an adult male who was detained,” police said. “At this stage of the investigation, the driver was not determined to be the robbery suspect. The vehicle was towed to SFPD Crime Scene Investigations to process it for possible evidence.”

No arrests have been made. Police are asking anyone with information on this case to call the SFPD Tip Line at 1-415-575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD. Callers can remain anonymous.