これらの犬, 現れる, are being stolen more frequently from their pet owners than in prior years.
ロングアイランドのサフォーク郡警察, N.Y., shared this note on Monday about seven stolen French bulldogs in the early morning hours.
“Suffolk County Police are currently investigating a robbery that occurred over the weekend in Shirley where suspects stole 7 French bulldog puppies,” the department noted in a tweeted message.
“Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Seventh Squad at 631-852-8752 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS,” the police continued.
More information has come out about it as well from authorities.
“An unknown person or people broke into a detached building at approximately 3:15 a.m.,” noted LongIsland.com on Monday, “and stole two six-month-old French bulldogs and five one-month-old French bulldog puppies.”
The owner, who was reportedly asleep, did not awaken during the burglary.
But that is not the only case of stolen French bulldogs lately.
This past Thursday night, a 3-month-old French bulldog puppy — named Lucky, of all things — was taken from its home in the San Gabriel Valley of California, according to several reports.
The perpetrators grabbed not just the pooch — but also cash, a firearm and a watch at the same time.
In North Bergen, N.J., a French bulldog was stolen from a home on Monday, 7月 25, 2022, according to HudPost. Anyone with information about that case is asked to contact the North Bergen Police.
There are more stories in other cities like these, 悲しいことに, as thieves apparently hope to turn a quick buck by reselling the pricey canines as quickly as they can.
昨年, 210 pets were stolen in 天使たち — the highest figure since the 245 that went missing in 2017, according to data from the Los Angeles Police Department, which is publicly available, as Crosstown LA pointed out.
French bulldogs have been increasingly popular in recent years; the breed was the second most popular in the U.S. — and the top choice in New York City — in 2020, according to the American Kennel Club.