Suspects at large in puppy-napping robbery in the Bronx

Police say the suspects showed off their gun and forcibly stole the dog before driving off in a gray four-door sedan.

News 12 Staff

May 11, 2023, 11:02 AM

Updated 377 days ago

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Police need the public's help finding the suspects who stole an American Pitbull puppy from a Bronx resident Tuesday.
Police say three suspects went to the victim's home on Seneca Avenue and Faile Street with the interest of purchasing Layla, the victim's dog. Layla was up for sale on a social media platform for $3,000.
When they got there, the suspects showed off their gun and forcibly stole the dog before driving off in a gray four-door sedan.
Anyone with more information on this robbery is asked to call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.
The NYPD crime prevention division shared tips to protect yourself before making an online sale:
  • Meet in a public place
  • Use instant online payments
  • Never disclose personal information
  • Consider the credibility of the listing
  • Trust your instincts


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