SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Police in San Francisco on Monday announced that a French Bulldog that was “violently robbed” from her owner while being walked in the Marina District on New Year’s Day has been safely recovered.
Police said the female victim was walking her nine-month-old pet dog “Rosie” shortly after 10 a.m. Saturday morning in the area of Broderick and Beach Streets when she was approached by the suspect.READ MORE: 'We Need To Turn Things Around' – 2021 San Francisco Crime Statistics Show Sharp Rise In Gun Violence
The suspect reportedly grabbed the dog’s leash and yanked her from her owner before fleeing in a silver Chrysler 200 with a partial license plate 7JPM.READ MORE: San Francisco Supervisors Advance Resolution Apologizing To Chinese Community Over Past Atrocities
While police did not offer much in the way of details on the recovery Monday afternoon, they confirmed that Rosie was “on her way back home safe” in a Twitter post. Police also saluted the work of the SFPD Investigations Bureau, the Northern Station and the cooperation of the Marina community.
We have great news to share.
Incredible work by @sfpdinvestigate, @SFPDNorthern and the community in the Marina: Rosie is on her way back home safe ! More details on this developing story coming soon from @SFPD Public Information Officer. https://t.co/u9OMhFxiVb
— SFPD Investigations Bureau (@sfpdinvestigate) January 3, 2022
SFPD later shared a photo of the happy owner and pet after they had been reunited.
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Reunited and it feels so good!
We were happy to bring “Rosie” and her family together once again tonight. An official news release regarding this incident will be released soon.
Huge shoutout to everyone for their assistance in spreading the word. 🙌 pic.twitter.com/R1Yaf3cIQQ
— San Francisco Police (@SFPD) January 4, 2022
There were unconfirmed reports on social media that Rosie had been recovered in Sacramento. San Francisco police said that they would be providing additional information on the recovery soon.