Olde English Bulldogge puppies stolen during meetup, police say

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Two cuddly Olde English Bulldogge puppies were snatched Friday evening from a car on Detroit’s west side, police said, adding the incident, which was widely reported by TV news, is a cautionary lesson to people meeting up to sell anything.

Two sellers of the five-week-old puppies went to the McDonald’s parking in the 13500 block of Linwood to show the dogs to a prospective buyer, but, instead, they were stolen.

The puppies — a male, with a tan and white coat, and a female with a tan coat and a white stripe — were nabbed at about 8:10 p.m. out the back of the sellers’ vehicle by a man who said he wanted to show the dogs to his girlfriend.

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The sellers said no, but the man still drove off with the pups in a silver Chrysler Town & Country minivan, according to the police report.

Police said the theft is a reminder that it is best to arrange sales or exchanges of items at a police station where there are plenty of law enforcement officers, in case anything goes wrong, and accessible surveillance video. 

Contact Frank Witsil: 313-222-5022 or [email protected]

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