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Dog stolen from downtown business reunited with owner

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - The owners of a dog that was stolen from a downtown business were reunited with their pet Wednesday.

The French bulldog, named Mozzy, was found Tuesday night, after being taken from a loan office on Front Street Monday. Surveillance video showed a woman coaxing him from the office's employee entrance, then driving away. Hours later, someone recognized the dog and called police.

Mozzy's owner, Jill Gelinas, told News 8 she was worried sick:

"It's my baby, it's like my child. It's like someone kidnapping your child, in a sense."

Sandro Fernandez is the good Samaritan who spotted Mozzy being carried by the suspect in a store shortly after our story aired. He and says he was just happy to help.

"It just feels good. I've lost a dog before and it was never found. To find your dog, it must feel nice," he said.

Police arrested the suspected dog-napper at the scene. She was identified as Dyan Chavez, 23. She's now facing burglary and grand theft charges.

The owners plan to make good on the $5,000 reward they had offered for their pet's safe return.

This is the latest information. The previous stories are below.

SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - A French bulldog whose dog-napping from a downtown office building was caught on camera is back safe in the arms of his owner.

Mozzy's owner tells News 8 that he got a call from police Tuesday night saying a suspect has been arrested in the crime and Mozzy may be able to come home soon.

No word on who was arrested and what charges they may face.

Watch News8 for the latest update on Mozzy's condition and how he was finally tracked down, as we get more information.



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