Thieves Pull Off Daring Daytime French Bulldog Burglary

Thieves in Port St. Lucie made off with 19, count `em – 19 French bulldogs during a daring daytime residential burglary

At approximately 11:21 a.m. the Port St. Lucie Police Department (PSLPD) responded to a residence in the 1000 block of southwest Fenway Road near Southwest Phyllis Lane in reference to a burglary.

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Upon arrival, officers discovered that thieves broke out a rear bedroom window to the home and entered the residence. Police photos show the upper window shattered, with the lower window folded down and also shattered. The thieves stole 19 French bulldogs valued at approximately $100,000. Police stated that the residents were not home at the time of the burglary.

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The suspect vehicle was caught on a neighbor’s home surveillance system and the thieves were seen driving away with the bulldogs in a small silver colored vehicle with four doors, a small rear deck spoiler, and front end damage.

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A recent New York Times piece warned that thieves have increasingly targeted French Bulldogs for theft and become more violent, and that a Facebook group devoted solely to lost French bulldogs warned owners “ Do not let them get out of your sight” Criminals are making more money from stealing Frenchie’s than robbing convenience stores,” the Times reported.

According to the American Kennel Club (AKC) French Bulldogs are the 2nd most popular dog breed in the United States, second only to the labrador retriever which has been in the number one spot since 1991.

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The Port St. Lucie Police Department in on the hunt for the dog bandits and has urged anyone who witnessed the burglary or saw the suspect vehicle to call Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 800-273-TIPS if you have any information about the case. You’ll remain anonymous and could receive a cash reward if your tip leads to an arrest.

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