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French bulldog stolen from owner in altercation, say Cochrane RCMP

RCMP are looking for a couple who said they were interested in buying a French bulldog puppy before robbing the owner and fleeing the scene.

Owner says 8-week-old puppy valued at $4,000

Cochrane RCMP are looking for this 8-week-old puppy and the couple who stole it. (RCMP)

RCMP are looking for a couple who said they were interested in buying a French bulldog puppy before robbing the owner and fleeing the scene — puppy in hand.

Officers responded to a home near Township Road 264 in Cochrane on Sunday around 8:30 p.m. 

"The homeowner, a French bulldog breeder, had welcomed a couple into her home as they were interested in purchasing an eight-week-old puppy from the recent litter," said RCMP in a release.

"While inside the residence, the male and female picked up a puppy and ran away." 

The owner was pushed to the ground attempting to stop the theft, according to RCMP.

Couple fled in blue sports car

The couple left in a blue sports car and was last seen heading east on Highway 1A. RCMP say the couple barely spoke English and stated they were from El-Salvador. 

The man is described as being 5'10 or 5'11" with darker skin and short brown "well-styled" hair with a slender build. He was wearing a blue jacket with a white polo shirt underneath, blue jeans and white Converse-style sneakers. 

The woman is described as being very slender and small in size with brown hair.

Anyone with information on the robbery and assault can contact RCMP at 403-851-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

"Please be aware of personal safety when selling goods on social media and take precautions when welcoming strangers into your residence," RCMP said.

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