French bulldog puppies stolen from Texas home

Five French bulldog puppies have been stolen in a brazen daytime home invasion in Texas reported by a 12-year-old boy while hiding in a closet with his brother.

The pooches’ break-in – a breed particularly coveted by thieves – took place Monday at the Corinthian Creek Apartments in the Houston suburb of Jersey Village and was caught on video, news channel KTRK reported.

Camryn, 12, was at home with his younger brother when two men kicked in the door to their apartment.

The quick-thinking boy grabbed his 6-year-old sibling and his phone and ran to hide in the bedroom closet, which he felt was the “safest place,” he told the broadcaster.

Camryn first called his mother, Laquitha Lewis, and then dialed 911 to report the burglary.

The masked intruders, meanwhile, rounded up the family’s five 6-week-old French bulldog puppies and fled in a black Dodge Charger with a fake driver’s license, police said. The entire heist took just three minutes from start to finish.

Camryn and his brother hid until police arrived.

Lewis said her children bonded with the puppies and gave them names, and they really wanted them back. She warned potential buyers not to buy the stolen dogs.

A doorbell camera captured the moment the intruders kicked in the door to the Jersey Village, Texas apartment Monday.
A doorbell camera captured the moment the intruders kicked in the door to the Jersey Village, Texas apartment.
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The masked thieves went straight to the puppies and rounded up all five.
The masked thieves went straight to the puppies and rounded up all five.
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Camryn, 12, grabbed his younger brother and a phone and ran to hide in a bedroom closet.
Camryn, 12, grabbed his younger brother and a phone and ran to hide in a bedroom closet.
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“They won’t do anything,” Smith said, addressing the thieves directly. “They are unregistered and don’t have the paperwork to sell them,” Fox 26 said.

French bulldogs, valued at between $1,500 and $5,000 apiece, have become a popular target for thieves looking to sell them.

There have been numerous reports of French bulldog thefts across the country, most notably when Lady Gaga’s two Frenchies were kidnapped by thieves who shot and killed their dog walker.

Camryn, second right, called his mother Laquitha Smith, second left, then dialed 911 while hiding with his younger brother on the left.
Camryn (second from right) called his mother Laquitha Smith (second from left) and then dialed 911 while he hid with his younger brother.
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Laquitha Smith said her children bonded with the puppies and wanted them back.
Laquitha Smith said her children bonded with the puppies and wanted them back.
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Earlier this month, burglars stole 19 French bulldogs worth over $100,000 from a Florida home.

Four suspects were arrested and six of the dogs were recovered, but the other 13 puppies were still missing, according to reports from WPTV.

Across the country, two French bulldogs were taken from their owners at gunpoint in Los Angeles, eventually leading to the arrest of a 15-year-old suspect.

The dog thieves got away in this black Dodge Charge with fake license plate.
The dog thieves got away in this black Dodge Charge with fake license plate.
Jersey Village Police Department

A week before Thanksgiving, three armed and masked thugs broke into a Bay Area home and stole a French bulldog named Chanel at gunpoint from the dog’s paraplegic owner, NBC Bay Area reported.

The dog was returned days later after it was found wandering a highway by a Good Samaritan after the suspects were arrested.

https://nypost.com/2022/11/30/5-french-bulldog-puppies-stolen-from-texas-apartment/ French bulldog puppies stolen from Texas home

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