- At least four shots were fired in an armed robbery at a New York sneaker store
- No one was injured in Patron of New York shooting on Franklin Street in Tribeca
- The store is next to Taylor Swift’s townhouse, which she bought for $ 18 million
- Swift also bought three other adjacent properties on the same block
- In 2018 she started massive renovations to combine the homes into one complex
A shooting erupted during an armed robbery of a sneaker store located right next to Taylor Swift’s home in Manhattan’s trendy Tribeca neighborhood on Sunday night.
Witnesses said armed thieves hit Patron of New York, a sneaker store at 151 Franklin Street just after 5 p.m.
It was the second shootout on the block this month, according to the New York Post.
According to some reports, the police are looking for several suspects. DailyMail.com has contacted the New York Police Department for comment.
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It is not known if Swift was home at the time of the shooting. DailyMail.com has reached out to Swift’s publicist for comment.
In recent years, the Shake It Off singer has purchased four contiguous properties worth $ 50 million on Franklin Street and started a massive renovation project combining them into one complex.
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The combined square footage of the four properties is 18,653 square feet.
In August 2018, Swift closed a deal for a townhouse and second-floor apartment in the neighboring building, paying $ 18 million and $ 9.75 million, respectively.
In 2014, she bought the penthouse in the same building for $ 19.95 million.
Tribeca, one of New York’s hippest and wealthiest neighborhoods, has been hit hard by looters in recent months after business owners boarded their stores and stores amid the COVID-19 lockdown.
Looters ransacked high-end stores in the area in the days and weeks following the police-implicated death of George Floyd on May 25 which sparked riots in major cities across the country.
“It’s really worrying to see two gun crimes happen in the same place in a month,” a local witness told The Post.
“It’s a family neighborhood, and I prefer security over access to luxury sneakers every time.
Police said four shots were fired on Sunday, but no injuries were reported.
“Suddenly we heard four gunshots and I was scared,” a waiter at the nearby Tamarind Tribeca restaurant on Hudson Street told The Post.
“I saw people running around the scene. They look scared and jumped into a car.
In March of last year, a 23-year-old man who was stalking the pop star broke into her apartment in Tribeca and ransacked it.
The following month, Roger Alvarado was sentenced to between two and four years in prison for repeatedly harassing Swift.
Alvarado was arrested on March 7, 2015, after using a ladder to climb the terrace of Swift’s townhouse in Tribeca and smashing a glass door with a concrete block.