Crook snatches elderly man’s dog at Ozone Park –

The man who stole Off-White’s dog from Ozone Park. (Courtesy of the Ozone Park Residents Association)

Richmond Hill 102nd Precinct Police joined members of the Ozone Park Residents Association in the search for a stolen puppy that was snatched from a 75-year-old man on Saturday afternoon.

Carlos Gil was walking his dog along 88th Avenue in Ozone Park just after 2:30 p.m. when a man on a scooter approached. The suspect began petting the dog, who is named Off-White, and began picking it up.

Dog stolen from Ozone Park
Off-White (Courtesy of the Ozone Park Residents Association)

Gil tried to block the man’s path, but he got away, nearly knocking the grandfather over while still holding the old man’s dog.

There have been no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging on to the CrimeStoppers website at, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

The public can also call the Ozone Park Residents Association at 929-233-8107.

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