FINANCIAL DISTRICT, Manhattan (PIX11) — A would-be thief was caught on video attempting to steal a woman’s dog as she walked into a Manhattan office building.

The incident took place around 2:45 p.m. on June 21, police said Thursday. The suspect followed the woman and the dog into the building.

On surveillance video, the suspect is seen walking into the same section of a revolving door as the victim. There, he tried snatching the French Bulldog. During the struggle, police said the woman’s head was “punched against the glass” of the revolving door.


The French Bulldog was not injured, police said. Its owner was taken to a nearby hospital and treated for a head injury.

Police were still searching for the suspect, who fled on foot.

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