According to the detectives, the motive for the robbery, which happened on February 24th, 2021, was monetary gain from the sale of the two French Bulldogs. Such dogs are usually in high demand, with the cost of a French Bulldog pup sometimes running into thousands of dollars.
Following the robbery, the popstar announced on her Instagram page that she would pay a $500,000 reward to anyone who helped her get reunited with her dogs, no questions asked.
Two days after the robbery, a woman got in touch with Lady Gaga’s team, and later the police, claiming she had found the dogs abandoned. At the time, the police believed that the woman was “uninvolved and unassociated” with the robbery.
However, investigators later found out that the woman, who has been identified as Jennifer McBride, was in a relationship with the father to one of the suspects in the robbery. At the time of publishing this article, it was still not clear whether McBride had received the $500,000 reward from Lady Gaga.
The other suspects who have been arrested in connection with the robbery are 18-year-old James Jackson, 27-year-old Lafayette Whaley, and 19-year-old Jaylin White. The three are currently being charged with second degree robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, and attempted murder.