2nd French bulldog stolen in Suffolk County robberies returned to owners: police


BAY SHORE, N.Y. (1010 WINS) — A French bulldog that was stolen from a Suffolk County home this weekend was returned to its owners on Monday.

Suffolk County Police said the 3-month-old pup named Zushi was returned to its home on Farrington Avenue in Bay Shore. The pooch had been stolen from the home between Saturday night and Sunday morning.

Authorities said the dognappers also stole cash and clothing from the home. It was unclear if those items were returned as well.

Zushi was stolen just days after another French bulldog was taken from a home on Robin Lane in Huntington.

In that incident, 4-year-old Stella was taken from her home on Thanksgiving Day between 4 and 11 p.m. The thieves also took a Playstation 5 from the home.

“We just want her back,” Stella’s owner, Jennifer Hauck, tearfully told WINS Friday. “She’s part of the family.”

She added that she and her husband, Matthew, had gone out for Thanksgiving and returned to find their dog and gaming system were gone – but cash and laptops in another room were still there.
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“We think they wanted the PS5 because they’re so valuable and nobody can get them,” said Hauck.

Police said Stella was returned to her owners after she was found Saturday on Rhododendron Drive in Center Moriches – about 40 miles from her home.

Suffolk Police officials previously told WINS French bulldogs are valuable and can sometimes be the subject of online fraud.

Authorities said the investigation into both dognapping incidents are ongoing and no arrests have been announced.

It remains unclear if the incidents are connected.

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