Teen arrested for armed robbery of French bulldogs on 6th Street Bridge
A 15-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of an armed robbery in Boyle Heights in which two French bulldogs were stolen, Los Angeles police said Tuesday.
The robbery took place around 12:30 p.m. on November 12 as two people were walking their dogs along the 6th Street Bridge.
They were approached by a male suspect who pointed a gun at the victims, grabbed the two dogs and fled in a vehicle, police said.
The suspect, whose name has not been released because he is a minor, was arrested on November 16, but the bulldogs have not been found, according to the LAPD.
The 15-year-old was charged with two counts of armed robbery Friday in juvenile court by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, police said.
French bulldogs, which can fetch a high price on the black market, have been targeted in a series of thefts in the Los Angeles area in recent years. In the most publicized case, two of Lady Gaga’s bulldogs were captured in February 2021 after men jumped out of a car in Hollywood and shot her dog walker in the chest.
Los Angeles Times