An alleged dog-napper was caught by Stuyvesant Town security on Friday, March 30, after a 19-year-old resident reported that her ex-boyfriend stole the pooch from her apartment. She also told police, later when the suspect was arrested, that he had forced his way into her apartment at 649 East 14th Street as she was opening the door to leave. He then rummaged through her purse for a cell phone, she said, before taking her her dog and fleeing.
Fortunately, Lawrence Persaud was soon caught trying to enter the L train subway station at First Avenue and East 14th Street, according to ST/PCV Security Chief Bill McClellan. The dog was then returned to its owner and Persaud was arrested and charged with criminal trespass.