Police: Husky puppy stolen in Bridgeport armed robbery

BRIDGEPORT — Police say a recently purchased husky puppy was stolen from a Norwalk man who was pistol-whipped during an armed robbery this week.

The man was sitting in his car at the intersection of Stratford Avenue and Hollister Street around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday after taking the puppy for a walk when three male suspects wearing black clothing, two of whom were holding firearms, approached him, according to police. One of the suspects holding a firearm pointed the weapon at the man and ordered him out of the car, police said.

The suspects stole the man’s wallet, two cellphones and the puppy and unsuccessfully attempted to steal the car, according to police. The suspects then pistol-whipped the man before running away, police said.

The 29-year-old Norwalk man suffered minor injuries, police said.

Police said they are following up on several leads and that the perpetrators will face first-degree robbery and potentially other charges if and when they are captured.

The puppy, a 12-week-old male husky, is not microchipped, according to police. However, police said the owner reported the dog has an identifying feature: a large “bubble” or “bump” on his stomach where his umbilical cord was attached.

Anyone with information on this case can contact Det. Jeffrey Holtz of the Robbery/Burglary Unit at 203-581-5293 or 475-422-3451.