Long Beach police reunite stolen dog with owner; Suspects arrested

Two women accused of pushing an elderly man to the ground and stealing his dog have been arrested and now Chewie is back home with his rightful owner.

After a check up at Long Beach Animal Care, Chewie was returned to his owner Ana Licea this weekend after he was stolen Friday.

Licea's 73-year-old step-father was walking Chewie Friday morning in Long Beach when two women assaulted him and ran off with the dog, according to authorities.

Long Beach police tracked them to a home in South Gate.

Officers arrested the women, and recovered Chewie.

Chewie is a Maltese Yorkie mix that the thieves may have wanted to sell.

The dog is now back home and the two suspects are facing a long list of criminal charges.