NYPD: 12-year-old dog snatched from owner during mugging in East Williamsburg

They say that the dog owner was approached by three unknown people, and one of the individuals tackled him into a fire hydrant causing slashes in his back, right knee and left arm. They then demanded money from the victim and when he said he didn't have any, the individuals forcibly removed his dog.

News 12 Staff

Aug 13, 2022, 2:46 PM

Updated 671 days ago

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Police say a dog was snatched from the arms of its owner last week while they were on a walk in East Williamsburg.
They say that the dog owner was approached by three unknown people, and one of the individuals tackled him into a fire hydrant causing slashes in his back, right knee and left arm. They then demanded money from the victim and when he said he didn't have any, the individuals forcibly removed his dog.
The individuals were last seen fleeing into 120 Humboldt Street.
The dog is described as a 12-year-old black and brown female chihuahua/terrier mix named Mango.
Those with any information are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.


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