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Southfield police are searching for a man who broke into an apartment last month and stole the family dog as well as several items, officials said.

On Tuesday, investigators released images of the suspect captured by a home security surveillance system and a photo of the dog.

Police said the burglary happened at about 1:30 p.m. on April 6 at the Cambridge Square Apartments in the 27000 block of Greenfield Road near West 11 Mile. Police said the suspect stole the family's 9-month-old American Bully, Gucci. He also took jewelry, small electronic devices and two large television sets, they said.

The dog's owner, Shnekka Franklin, told The Detroit News Tuesday, that her two children are heartbroken that Gucci was taken.

"We don't really care about the TVs and the other things," she said. "TVs are cheap and I can always get another one. But I can't replace our dog."

She also said this was the second time her apartment had been broken into. The first time was around Thanksgiving. She said she's lived in the apartment complex since 2016 and is now thinking about moving out when her lease expires in February 2019.

The suspect is a heavy-set African-American male, about 6 foot tall, bald with a mustache, goatee and pierced ears, according to police.

The surveillance system footage showed the suspect forcing his way into the apartment's front door, officials said.

Police said the suspect stole the family's 9-month-old American Bully, Gucci. He also took jewelry, small electronic devices and two large television sets, they said.

Anyone with information about the suspect or the theft should call the Southfield Police at (248) 796-5500.

cramirez@detroitnews.com 

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