15-year-old arrested in armed theft of 2 French bulldogs on 6th Street Bridge
Two French bulldogs belonging to a Manhattan woman have been stolen from her apartment on Broadway, police said.
Eileen McQuade, 59, said she was returning to her apartment on Broadway near Chambers St. around 6:30 p.m. Monday when she noticed two men walking toward her building and carrying the animals.
McQuade said she confronted them, whereupon one of them produced a gun and told McQuade he was going to shoot her dog. She said she fled through a window next door but found herself in a building that is under renovation.
She said that the two men were “really aggressive” and one of them demanded her wallet and took away her cell phone.
“I just got scared,” she said. “I was like, ‘I just got robbed.’”
She added that she had been with the dogs on and off for 30 years but had never had to worry about being robbed.
“The thing was, I had two or three cell phones and they came and took one. And my bank account is empty,” she said. “It’s just unbelievable.”
McQuade said that she had seen dogs for sale by the building’s property manager and was hoping that the two men who had been inside her building were pet owners, but she wasn’t positive.
“I’m not accusing anybody,” she added. “I don’t know them. Like I said, I have a lot of friends that live there, people who live there. Someone needs to come forward and get them out.”
McQuade said that when she went back outside, the men were gone.
The area was shut down in both directions by U.S. and state police. According to court records, the three individuals were arrested and charged in connection with the crime.
One was arrested in the city and the second and third are believed to be on the city’s West Side.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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