Man believes he was set up after 5 French bulldogs were stolen from him in west Houston

HOUSTON – A man believes he was set up after five of his French Bulldog puppies were stolen from him on Houston’s west side.

Augustin Nij said the armed robbery happened at the Hyatt House on Katy Freeway where he was temporarily staying while in the process of moving.

Nij says he chose to stay there because it was pet-friendly.

Days after checking into the hotel, Nij said he was held up at gunpoint and robbed of his puppies. Now, he says it’s a race to find and save them.

“It hurts because my life was in danger,” Nij said.

He thinks back to last Friday when a man came up to him with his son to inquire about buying French Bulldog puppies. He said the man made an excuse and left without buying one of the puppies.

Nij said the dogs were in their cages by the window, and the man that came with his son was showing them to someone on his phone.

Nij believes the man set him up.

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