New York City authorities are searching for three suspects who allegedly participated in an armed robbery Tuesday while purchasing a puppy.
New York Police Department (NYPD) officers announced that three men met the dog’s 23-year-old owner near his residence at Seneca Avenue and Fell Street in the Bronx at around 9:22 p.m.
The suspects told the dog’s owner on social media that they were interested in purchasing the dog.
During their encounter, the suspects brandished a gun and “forcibly removed” the puppy from its owner before getting on a vehicle and fleeing.
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“The three individuals then fled the scene in a brown four-door sedan,” the NYPD said. He said the victim was not injured.
Police released a photo of one of the alleged suspects, who has a mustache and a light complexion.
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The second and third suspects are male, but there is no information on their appearances.
NYPD asks that anyone who recognizes the suspect or has information regarding the burglary call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).
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NYPD officers are actively investigating this incident. No other details are available at this time.