2 French bulldogs stolen at gunpoint on Sixth Street Bridge
LOS ANGELES - Police Monday sought the public's help to locate two French bulldogs that were stolen from their owners in an armed robbery on the Sixth Street Bridge between downtown and Boyle Heights.
Los Angeles Police Department officers were called just after midnight on Saturday to the area of East Sixth Street and South Boyle Avenue, near Hollenbeck Park, on reports of a robbery and made contact with two victims who said they were walking their bulldogs on the Sixth Street Bridge when they were approached by two male suspects, one of which was armed with a handgun.
The two suspects stole the dogs from the victims and fled the scene in a dark-colored 2010 to 2013 Nissan, according to the LAPD. A description of the suspects was not available.
"It was the worst feeling ever, because all that I'm thinking is I didn't even care I got a gun pointed at my face," said Anna who had her 2-year-old Blue Sky taken from her. "All I was thinking at the moment was, ‘What am I going to do to get her back?’"
Anna's friend Jack had his 4-year-old Frenchie Rhino taken from him.
"I'm devastated," said Jack. "I'm upset and devastated. I just want my boy back." Jack said the situation made him fear for his life.
"At one point I put my hands up, closed my eyes and put my head down because I honestly thought he was going to shoot me right then and there," Jack said.
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Jack even created an Instagram page seeking the public's help and offering a reward to locate the dog.
Anyone with information on the robbery was asked to contact the LAPD at 877-527-3247. Rhino's owner can be contacted at email@example.com.
Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online at lacrimestoppers.org.