2 accused of trying to sell stolen dog _ to dog's owners

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Posted: Oct 21, 2015 11:56 AM

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Southern California say two people were arrested after they allegedly tried to sell a stolen bulldog to the dog's original owners.

The Riverside Press-Enterprise newspaper reports (http://bit.ly/1jANq8S ) the English bulldog, Gunny, was taken during a robbery Oct. 17.

When the owners saw Gunny listed for sale on Craigslist last week for $2,500, they contacted the San Bernardino County sheriff's department.

With the help of investigators, they posed as prospective buyers and arranged to meet with the suspects in a Fontana parking lot.

After the owners identified the dog, deputies made the arrests.

Sheriff's officials say 21-year-old Jamill Slaughter and 19-year-old Carla Martinez could face charges including possession of stolen property.

It wasn't immediately known if they are suspected of stealing the dog.

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Information from: The Press-Enterprise, http://www.pe.com