San Francisco man arrested, charged with felony grand theft for stealing golden retriever

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The man accused of stealing someone's golden retriever earlier this month from San Francisco's Japantown has been arrested on outstanding theft warrants. 

San Francisco police took Le Van Loc, a 53-year-old San Francisco resident, into custody on Tuesday.%INLINE%

Police were responding to a person using a hammer to break windows of parked vehicles near Sacramento and Octavia streets. They encountered Loc when they responded, but officers determined there was not enough evidence to link him to the vehicle vandalism. An arrest was made on outstanding warrants.  

However, officers realized he matched the description of the dog-theft suspect. Loc was booked on felony grand theft of a dog charges. 

Fortunately, Lily the dog had already been reunited with her owners days after her theft, when she was spotted by an officer who saw a couple walking the dog in the Tenderloin. The couple said they had found Lily.