STUDIO CITY—Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department North Hollywood division are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing dog taken by suspects in an SUV during a Studio City home burglary.
The incident occurred at a home on Wrightwood Drive on September 4 at approximately 11:45 a.m. The burglar broke through a window to gain access into the house.
The suspect(s) was successful in stealing a number of the occupant’s belongings, notably their French bulldog puppy named Major Ralph. The dog is said to be only six months old.
The vehicle belonging to the burglar has been identified as a black GMC Yukon Denali with paper plates reading “Simi Valley Buick GMC.” The model year of the vehicle is thought to be between 2008 to 2014. The vehicle was captured on a surveillance camera.
Lost and Found Paws in Los Angeles has been active on both Twitter and Facebook in an attempt to raise awareness about the missing puppy.
Members of the LAPD have also taken to Twitter to express their thoughts on the incident. “Can you believe it?” tweeted Ruby Malachi, Captain of the LAPD Community Relationship Division. “Burglary suspects break into a house in #StudioCity and steal this dog #MajorRalph #dogsrule.”
A Craigslist post has also been created about the theft of “Major Ralph.”
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call (818) 754-8381 for Detective Joseph Hampton or (818) 754-8377 for Detective Noah Stone.
Anonymous tips are also welcome by Crime Stoppers at the number 800-222-8477.