Man steals French bulldog puppy from Aurora pet store

SHARE Man steals French bulldog puppy from Aurora pet store
bulldog_puppy.jpg

A French bulldog puppy valued at $6,000 was stolen Feb. 21 from the Furry Babies pet store at the Fox Valley Shopping Center in Aurora. | Aurora police

A French bulldog puppy valued at $6,000 was stolen Wednesday afternoon from a pet store at the Fox Valley Shopping Center in west suburban Aurora.

The puppy was stolen about 1:40 p.m. from the Furry Babies pet store, 2352 Fox Valley Center Drive in Aurora, according to a statement from Aurora police. A man walked into the store, picked the puppy up out of a crib while employees were waiting on other customers and ran away.

Employees chased him through an adjacent department store, where the man ran out the upper-level doors, police said. He then ran across New York Street and into a restaurant parking lot and got into a waiting silver SUV, which drove away.


A Facebook post by Furry Babies described the dog as a cream-colored male French bulldog with “bright green eyes.”

The suspect was described as a man in his late teens to early 20s standing between 5-foot-9 and 6-foot-1 and weighing 145 to 160 pounds, police said. He had a thin mustache and was wearing a tan baseball cap, a black jacket and tan khakis.

The SUV he got into may have been a Lincoln Navigator or Aviator with temporary license plates and 22-inch chrome rims, police said.

Anyone with information about the theft is asked to call investigators at (630) 256-5500; Aurora Area Crime Stoppers at (630) 892-1000; or Furry Babies at (630) 820-5868.

The Latest
Two men were fatally shot Friday in their vehicles in separate shootings about three miles apart on the South Side.
The league’s collective-bargaining agreement with the players, signed in 2020 and effective through the 2027 season, doesn’t include charter flights
The man, 38, was driving in the 500 block of West 95th Street when someone fired a gun from the sidewalk.
The man, 62, was in a stopped vehicle about 11:09 p.m. in the 800 block of West 71st Street when he was shot in the head.
He was found at 5:17 a.m. Saturday in the 3900 block of West Fillmore Street with a gunshot wound to the chest.