A 15-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of armed robbery in Boyle Heights in which two French bulldogs were stolen, the Los Angeles Police Department said Tuesday.
The robbery occurred around 12:30 a.m. on November 12 when 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, took 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 Nov. 16, but the bulldogs have not been found, according to the LAPD.
The 15-year-old was charged Friday by the Los Angeles County District Attorney with two counts of armed robbery, police said.
French bulldogs, which can fetch a high price on the black market, have been the targets of a series of robberies in the LA area in recent years. In the most high-profile case, two of Lady Gaga’s bulldogs were taken in February 2021 after men in Hollywood jumped out of a car and shot her dog walker in the chest.