French Bulldogs Taken During Armed Robbery NR22371jc

December 9, 2022

February 6, 2023


On February 6, 2023, North Hollywood Division detectives held a news conference regarding the circumstances of Sammeiso Lewis’ arrest.

NR22371mc - dogs reunitedDetective personnel discovered that Lewis attempted to extort the victim, using a phone of a man he met on a dating website. A witness from the website recalled overhearing Lewis discussing the dogs during a conversation and was able to provide Lewis’ physical description and dating application. With this information, detectives conducted several search warrants and identified Lewis.

On January 26, 2023, LAPD Gang & Narcotics Division Marshall’s Taskforce arrested Lewis in the City of Glendale.

Detectives from North Hollywood Division would like to provide the following personal safety tips:

• Stay visible in public settings with significant light while walking your dog
• Utilize dog chips with GPS for your dogs
• Be a good witness by providing as much detailed information to the police
• Don’t leave your dog unattended in public
• Install security cameras around your residence to monitor your pets and intruders
• Keep current photos of your dog


January 30, 2023


North Hollywood Robbery detectives were able to identify the suspect as 27-year-old Sammeiso Lewis, a resident of Las Vegas.

On January 26, 2023, LAPD Gang & Narcotics Division Marshall’s Taskforce arrested Lewis in the City of Glendale. He was booked for 211 PC – Robbery (Booking #6541729). The District Attorney’s Office filed one count of robbery.

Studio City:  The Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) North Hollywood Division, is investigating an incident where two French Bulldogs were taken during an armed robbery.

On December 9, 2022, around 10:00 a.m., a nine-month pregnant woman was walking her two French Bulldogs in the 4100 block of Kraft Avenue in Studio City, when she was approached by an armed male suspect.

The suspect pointed a pistol at the victim and took both French Bulldogs. The suspect fled the area with the dogs in a gray SUV.

The suspect is described as a male, Black, approximately 6 feet tall, weighing 200 lbs., between the ages of 20 and 30-years-old.

Actual Suspect Vehicle

French Bulldogs Stolen

Anyone with additional information is urged to call the Los Angeles Police Department, North Hollywood Division, Detective N. Stone at (818) 754-8425. 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 Tipsters may also visit and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip.  Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.