According to the owner, Charlie was swooped up by the dognapping suspect and jumped into a getaway car.
Charlie is known amongst dog lovers in the Boyle Heights community. He is seen on social media riding alongside his owner's motorcycle in a sidecar. Moses, the owner, believes the suspect had specifically been targeting Charlie to dognap.
A $5,000 reward has been offered to anyone who can help find the missing English bulldog. The initial reward was set to $2,500, but the community has pledged to double the reward pool.
Charlie, an English bulldog, was stolen from his owner during a bank ATM visit in the East Los Angeles area. (Getty Images)
On Wednesday, the owner shared a photo of what he believes is Charlie with a stranger holding up a "For Sale" sign in Hollywood. The photo was taken last Friday, the owner tells FOX 11.
A dog owner shared a photo of what is believed to be his missing English bulldog with stranger holding a sign that reads "For Sale." (FOX 11)
Charlie's disappearance comes just days after a different dog was stolen from its owner. FOX 11 spoke with a homeowner whose French Bulldog was stolen from their West Hills home earlier in November.
"I just want her back. It's been so hard; I haven't even slept last night. I'm pregnant, so the stress is through the roof right now. I just want her home," said Cardi, the French bulldog’s owner Melissa Duronslet.