French bulldog puppies stolen at gunpoint; one dog killed

Jose Cruz accused of organizing robbery

By Michelle Ganley - Online Editor
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Jose Cruz

ROSENBERG, Texas - Two people stole several purebred French bulldogs, valued at $2,300 a puppy, at gunpoint earlier this week -- dropping one of the dogs on their way out, then running it over with their getaway car, police said Thursday.

Jose Cruz, 28, was responsible for organizing the robbery, according to a news release from the Rosenberg Police Department.

Cruz, of Houston, has been arrested and charged with aggravated robbery, a felony.

The robbery took place just before 2 p.m. Tuesday, in the 2500 block of Third Street. The victim in the case told investigators the puppies and their registration papers were taken by the assailants.

It was when the pair were leaving that they dropped one of the puppies and ran it over, killing the dog, police said.

Officers booked Cruz at the Fort Bend County Jail. At this time, no bond has been set.

The investigation is ongoing. Police didn't specify if they're still looking for the second person involved.

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