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French Bulldog Reunited With Owner After Being Stolen in Wilmington, Sold to Unsuspecting Buyer

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An owner was reunited with her French Bulldog on Sunday after it was stolen from her yard in Wilmington and then sold to an unsuspecting buyer.

The woman let the dog -- named King -- out into the yard of her residence located in the 700 Block of C Street on Wednesday, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

She noticed the dog was missing when she checked the yard a few minutes later.

The woman reviewed her security camera video and saw that a male suspect reached over the fence in front of her residence, grabbed the dog and fled with it on his skateboard.

LAPD officers found the suspect and arrested him within 24 hours of the crime, but he had already sold the dog to "an unknowing citizen for $20,” according to police. 

“The suspect had approached the citizen at a hardware store parking lot and told the citizen that he had found the dog but was unable to provide the dog a good home,'' according to the LAPD. “The citizen did not commit a crime, but the owner is devastated and would appreciate any help in getting her dog returned to her.”

The suspect's name was not released.

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The owner says the person who bought King say pleas for the dog's return on social media and through the news and was able to track her down to return the dog.

The owner says she is very happy to have her dog back and will make sure to reinforce her yard's fence to make sure this does not happen again.

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