Locksmith, wife held at gunpoint for car key programming laptops; puppy stolen – The News Herald

A Trenton couple is shaken to the core and heartbroken after the husband had a gun pointed in his side and his wife had one in her face as men demanded laptops from them and stole their puppy.

Jason Schlegel, a locksmith for a mobile company, said he was lured to Gateway Townhomes in Romulus on Wednesday night under the guise that someone needed his locksmith services to make a key.

“It was a total setup,” Schlegel said.

His wife, Amber, and their French bulldog Boston terrier named Rocky were along for the ride.

The appointment was set for 8:30 pm

According to Schlegel, he pulled up in his van at about 8:32 pm and was approached by the man who called about getting a key made.

Rocky the dog
Rocky was stolen during a botched robbery at Gateway Townhomes in Romulus Wednesday night. (Photo courtesy of Jason Schlegel)