Shocking moment A thief is attempting to snatch a $6,000 French bulldog from its owner when she entered the revolving door of a Manhattan office building in an attack in broad daylight
- NYPD is looking for the man who tried to steal a French bulldog from its owner last month
- The woman was seen entering an office in Manhattan’s Financial District when the man followed her through a revolving door into the same partition
- The incident happened in broad daylight as passers-by walked by
- Valued at $3,000 to $6,000, the tiny puppies are a hot commodity with many scrambling to get their hands on them
This is the horrific moment a thief tried to snatch a New York woman’s French Bulldog as she entered a revolving door of an office building in Manhattan’s Financial District.
Surveillance footage taken June 21 shows the dog owner entering 61 Broadway in New York City with her dog on a leash.
As she enters the building’s revolving door, a man enters directly behind her, sharing the same partition in the door.
Video shows him banging the woman’s head against the glass door as he tries to wrestle the leash out of her hand in the shocking 3pm daylight attack.
The two struggle to secure the small dog as bystanders approach the side door of the building.
The suspect, wearing a white hoodie with a pocket, fled the scene and remains at large. Meanwhile, the woman suffered a head injury after hitting the glass.
The New York incident is one of the few, as the theft of the small dogs takes place in multiple locations across the country.
The puppies, which cost between $4,000 and $6,000, are a hot commodity — and business selling the puppies is reportedly exploding The New York Times.
Police are searching for the man who tried to steal a French bulldog in broad daylight on June 21. The unknown suspect was seen on footage following a woman into a Manhattan building
The man followed the woman to the entrance of a building, where he approached her through the revolving door
The altercation resulted in the woman suffering a head injury while attempting to secure her pup
Last month, a family’s French bulldog was stolen during a home invasion in Philadelphia. Fox29 reports.
Two intruders stole the new puppy on June 22, which belonged to an 11-year-old girl. The thieves went to the house on the 4800 block of Darrah Street and entered with a gun.
The couple immediately claimed the dog.
Police say the duo showed up at the house asking for someone who didn’t live there when they pulled out the gun and demanded the money and the French bulldog.
As reports of French bulldogs being stolen in Chicago, Houston, New York, California and Miami continue, one California breeder said he carries a gun when selling the puppies to strangers.
“If I don’t know the area, if I don’t know the people, I always carry my gun with me,” Jaymar Del Rosario told the New York Times.
Rosario carries a variety of puppies, some costing upwards of $30,000. French bulldogs were reportedly more.
Last year, Lady Gag’s two French bulldogs were stolen by thieves who shot and killed the singer’s dog walker, 30-year-old Ryan Fischer.
The two dogs were taken in a car by two men who stopped during a walk in Hollywood and called for the French bulldogs, Los Angeles police said in a statement.
Fischer was shot once in the chest by one of them before the men fled with the two dogs. A third dog escaped and was later found by police.
Surveillance cameras captured the moment Fischer was attacked as he yelled “No!” and help!’
Two days later, the puppies were returned to the LAPD by a mystery woman after Gaga offered a $500,000 reward for the safe return of their dogs.
“My beloved dogs Koji and Gustav were kidnapped in Hollywood two nights ago. My heart is sick and I pray that with an act of kindness my family will be whole again. I’ll pay $500,000 for her safe return. Email KojiandGustav@gmail.com to contact us.’
Lady Gaga broke her silence about the shooting and subsequent kidnapping of two of her dogs on Wednesday night