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September 27, 2023

September 28, 2023

The Los Angeles Police Department’s North Hollywood Area is happy to announce the safe recovery of “Drake,” an 11-year-old Pit bull / Rhodesian Ridgeback mix, taken during a recent strong-arm robbery. Multiple tips were received from the community, as well as information from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. North Hollywood Robbery Detectives conducted a follow-up to the City of Santa Ana and located Drake, who was later happily reunited with his  owner at the North Hollywood Community Police Station.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact North Hollywood Area Detective Noah Stone, or Detective Chris Phillips, at 818-754-8424.



North Hollywood: The Los Angeles Police Department’s North Hollywood Division detectives are requesting the community’s assistance in identifying the suspects responsible for taking a victim’s dog during a robbery.

On September 26, 2023 at 12:46 a.m., officers responded to a radio call of a robbery in the 11100 block of Burbank Boulevard. The investigation revealed that a victim entered the business with her dog on a leash. Shortly after, two suspects entered the business and, seemingly unprovoked, attacked the victim and used bodily force to remove the dog from her possession.

The suspects are described as a female black wearing all black clothing with black shoes, and a Hispanic male wearing a black and white sweater, blue jeans, and black shoes.



Actual Suspects

The dog is described as an 11-year old gold Pitbull / Rhodesian Ridgeback mix named Drake.



If you have any information on the suspects or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Drake, please contact North Hollywood Robbery Detectives Noah Stone and Chris Phillips at (818) 754-8424. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.