French Bulldog returned to owner after being stolen from Northwest hotel; police searching for suspect

Photos of a missing French Bulldog that police say was stolen from a D.C. hotel.(Courtesy D.C. Police)
After being stolen from a hotel in Northwest on Friday evening, a 6-month-old French Bulldog puppy was found and returned to his owner on Sunday, according to D.C. police.

Detectives post with Hugo, a French Bulldog puppy that was returned to his owner after being stolen from a D.C. hotel.

Police say the two were reunited on Sunday morning, but that they are still searching for the suspect who took the puppy — a grey and white French Bulldog named Hugo.

Hugo was taken from a hotel in the 1200 block of 22nd Street, Northwest, according to a news release from D.C. police.

Photos of a missing French Bulldog that police say was stolen from a D.C. hotel.

A man came into a hotel room, grabbed the dog, and left around 6 p.m. on Friday, according to police.

Police shared photos of the dog and the man suspected of taking him. They didn’t offer any details about how they found Hugo.

Police released photos of the man they say stole a bulldog from a D.C. hotel room.

Police are asking anyone with information about the theft to call them at (202) 727-9099 or text a tip to 50411.

Tipsters are eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest.

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Jessica Kronzer

Jessica Kronzer graduated from James Madison University in May 2021 after studying media and politics. She enjoys covering politics, advocacy and compelling human-interest stories.

Lauren Hamilton

Lauren Hamilton is an Associate Producer at WTOP and a graduate of the University of Maryland. She enjoys covering the intersection of arts, culture and social justice in local communities. She began as an intern with WTOP in the summer of 2021.

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