Gunshots were fired for the second time this month during an armed robbery of a sneaker store located right next door to Taylor Swift’s townhouse in the trendy Tribeca section of Manhattan on Sunday evening, it has been reported.
Witnesses said armed robbers struck Patron of New York, a sneaker store located at 151 Franklin Street just after 5pm.
This was the second shooting on the block this month, according to the New York Post.
There are reports that police are searching for multiple suspects. DailyMail.com has reached out to the New York Police Department for comment.
Gunshots were fired for the second time this month during an armed robbery of a sneaker store located right next door to Taylor Swift’s townhouse in the trendy Tribeca section of Manhattan on Sunday evening, it has been reported. Swift is seen above walking out of her Tribeca apartment in this May 2015 file photo
New York Police Department officers are seen above near the scene of the armed robbery on Sunday evening
This is reportedly the second time this month that gunshots were heard on the same Tribeca block
Nearby residents uploaded photos of the scene after police responded on Sunday
It is unclear if Swift was home at the time of the shootings. DailyMail.com has reached out to Swift’s publicist for comment.
In recent years, the Shake It Off singer bought up four adjoining properties worth $50million on Franklin Street and began a massive renovation project combining them into one compound.
The combined size of all four properties is 18,653 square feet.
In August 2018, Swift went into contract on a townhouse and a second-floor apartment in the neighboring building, paying $18million and $9.75million respectively.
In 2014 she bought the penthouse in the same apartment building for $19.95million.
Tribeca, one of the trendiest and wealthiest neighborhoods in New York City, has been hit hard by looters in recent months after business owners boarded up their stores and shops amid the COVID-19 lockdown.
Looters ransacked upscale shops in the area in the days and weeks following the May 25 police-involved death of George Floyd, which touched off riots in major cities nationwide.
Witnesses nearby reported that this was the second time this month gunshots were fired on the block
‘It’s really concerning to see two gun-related crimes happen at the same place within a month,’ a local witness told the Post.
‘It’s a family neighborhood, and I choose safety over access to fancy sneakers every time.’
According to police, four shots were fired on Sunday, though 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 at the scene run. They look scared and jumped into a car.’
In March of last year, a 23-year-old man who had been stalking the the pop star broke into her Tribeca apartment and ransacked it.
The next month, Roger Alvarado was sentenced to between two and four years in prison for repeatedly stalking Swift.
Alvarado was arrested on March 7, 2015, after using a ladder to climb onto the terrace of Swift’s Tribeca townhouse and smashing through a glass door with a concrete block.