NYPD hunts down armed thieves who opened fire and raided a sneaker store near Taylor Swift’s $ 18 million Tribeca apartment
- At least four shots were fired during an armed robbery of a sneakers store in New York
- No one was injured in the shooting of the Patron of New York on Franklin St. in Tribeca
- The store is next to Taylor Swift’s house, which she bought for $ 18 million
- Swift also bought three other adjacent properties in the same block
- In 2018, a massive renovation began to combine the houses into one complex
It was reported that on Sunday evening gunshots were fired for the second time during an armed robbery of a sneakers shop located right next to Taylor Swift’s house in trendy Tribeca neighborhood in Manhattan.
Witnesses said armed robbers hit Patron of New York, a sneakers store located at 151 Franklin Street just after 5pm.
This was the blockade’s second shooting this month, according to the New York Post.
There are reports that the police are looking for more suspects. DailyMail.com reached out to the New York Police Department for comment.
It was reported that on Sunday evening gunshots were fired for the second time during an armed robbery of a sneakers shop located right next to Taylor Swift’s house in trendy Tribeca neighborhood in Manhattan. Swift is seen above as she walks out of her apartment in Tribeca in this May 2015 file photo
Officers from the NYPD are seen above near the site of the armed robbery Sunday evening
This is reportedly the second time this month that gunfire has been heard in the same Tribeca block
Nearby residents uploaded photos of the scene after police responded on Sunday
It’s unclear if Swift was home at the time of the shootings. DailyMail.com reached out to Swift’s press officer for comment.
In recent years, the Shake It Off singer has bought four adjacent $ 50 million properties on Franklin Street and has begun a massive renovation project combining them into a single complex.
The combined size of all four properties is 18,653 square feet.
In August 2018, Swift entered into a contract for a townhouse and second-floor apartment in the neighboring building, paying $ 18 million and $ 9.75 million, respectively.
In 2014, he bought the penthouse in the same condominium for $ 19.95 million.
Tribeca, one of New York City’s trendiest and wealthiest neighborhoods, has been hit hard by looters in recent months after business owners closed their stores and shops during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Looters ransacked luxury shops in the area in the days and weeks following the death of George Floyd, involved in police, on May 25, which caused riots in major cities nationwide.
Witnesses nearby reported that this was the second time this month that gunshots have been fired on the block
“It is really disturbing to see two gun-related crimes happen in the same location within a month,” a local witness told the Post.
“It’s a family neighborhood and every time I choose safety rather than access to fancy trainers.”
According to police, four shots were fired on Sunday, although there were no injuries.
“Suddenly we heard four shots and I was freaked out,” a waiter at the nearby Tamarind Tribeca restaurant on Hudson Street told The Post.
‘I saw people on the scene running. They look scared and jumped into the car.
In March of last year, a 23-year-old man who was stalking the pop star broke into his Tribeca apartment and ransacked it.
The following month, Roger Alvarado was sentenced to two to four years in prison for repeatedly persecuting Swift.
Alvarado was arrested on March 7, 2015, after he used a ladder to climb the terrace of Swift’s townhouse in Tribeca and smashed a glass door with a concrete block.