Cops seek suspect who stored pit bull inside suitcase, then threw him in dumpster

MANHATTAN – Police are looking for a 22-year-old man accused of putting a live dog in a suitcase and then leaving it in a dumpster last week.

Police are looking for Bryan Lepe who is wanted for animal cruelty. They say he stored the pit bull pictured left in a suit case and then threw it in a dumpster. (Photo: NYPD)

Police are looking for Bryan Lepe who is wanted for animal cruelty. They say he stored the pit bull pictured left in a suit case and then threw it in a dumpster. (Photo: NYPD)

Bryan Lepe is wanted for animal cruelty after he was seen leaving his Lower Manhattan apartment with the suitcase  on October 19 at 6:45 p.m.  and allegedly throwing the pit bill inside a dumpster at 7 Gouveneur Slip East, police said. The NYPD recovered the mistreated dog two hours later.

The dog was found in poor condition, police said.

Lepe is described to be about 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighing around 110 pounds. He has black hair and black eyes,

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective John Glynn at 646-610-7272 or Detective Borough Manhattan South at 212-477-7447.