Dog stolen in St. Paul attack is found, reunited with owner

A dog that was stolen when her owner was attacked in St. Paul has now been found.

St. Paul police confirmed that officers were investigating the unusual robbery case on Thursday but, on Friday, announced that “Clementine” was found.

The incident happened on Wednesday on the city’s east side near Westminster Street and York Avenue just before 4 p.m., according to St. Paul police.

The owner sent 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS photos of the 7-year-old, 25-pound dog named Clementine, also known as “Tiny.” According to the dog’s owner, the French bulldog-Boston terrier mix is mostly black with a white chest and a white front left leg that looks like a sock.

Alyssa Arcand, a spokesperson for the St. Paul Police Department, said that two young men were talking to the woman when they then pushed her down and stole her dog.

Arcand mentioned that French bulldogs sell for thousands of dollars but said that they have investigators on the case who are canvassing the neighborhood, talking to witnesses, and checking for any video of the incident that might exist.

The owner told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS that she was on her doorstep after returning from a walk when the incident happened. The owner was especially concerned because Tiny has medical issues and needs daily medication, according to a GoFundMe.

Police thanked the public for its help in reuniting Tiny with her owner.