French bulldog puppy stolen in 8 months ago has been found; suspect at large

- A French bulldog puppy named Major Ralph, who was stolen from a Studio City home in September, has been found, but the suspect or suspects remain at large, Los Angeles police said Thursday.

"On Monday, detectives received an anonymous phone call indicating where Major Ralph was being kept,'' according to police. "The following day, North Hollywood detectives located Major Ralph and verified his identity via microchip with the assistance of the Southeast Area Animal Control Authority.''

The dog was taken, along with undisclosed property, during a Sept. 4 break-in at the residence, the address of which was not disclosed. After the crime, police sought public help to find the then-6-month-old puppy.

Surveillance video was released of the suspect vehicle, a black 2008-2014 GMC Yukon Denali SUV with "Simi Valley Buick GMC'' paper plates and license plate frame.

Anyone with information about the case was urged to contact detectives Joseph Hampton or Noah Sloane at (818) 754-8381 or (818) 754-8377. After-hours or weekend calls can be directed to (877) LAPD-24-7. Anonymous tips can be left by calling Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.

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