Detectives find French bulldog 'Mocha' stolen at gunpoint in Southeast

Mocha, a French bulldog that was stolen at gunpoint in Southeast D.C. last week, has been found. 

A D.C. police spokesperson told FOX 5 that the owner has been notified and will be picking up her dog from the precinct. Detectives are still searching for thieves responsible for taking Mocha from the 22-year-old woman – who is not revealing her name for safety reasons – who wanted to give her French bulldog a nice new home.

She told FOX 5 she couldn’t keep Mocha anymore, so she put out an ad, offering to sell the dog for $3,500.

She arranged to meet the buyer outside an apartment complex in the 3300 block of 14 Place Southeast around 3 p.m. Friday.


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When she got there, she says four men walked up to her, grabbed Mocha, and ran off into the apartment building. 

When the woman tried to chase them, she told FOX 5 that one of the men pulled out a gun and pointed it at her — leaving her scared and fearing for Mocha.

"We’re heartbroken," the woman said. "We love the dog. We didn’t want to have to rehome her, but we had come to the point where we didn’t have any other option and these people sounded really interested and wanted to give her a good home."

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French bulldog Mocha stolen at gunpoint in Southeast, owner pleads for safe return

She called D.C. police and within a week officers found her pooch. 

Mocha is a 1-year-old French bulldog who has a lot of energy and likes kids. She's unique because she doesn’t have a tail.


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