Dog stolen by thief in front of Brooklyn grocery store returned

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In Williamsburg, New York, an alleged dog thief was caught on a surveillance camera stealing a 10-year-old terrier from outside of a grocery store on Monday.

According to CbsNews, the dog, named Theo, had been left leashed outside of the Green Corner Fish and Farmers Market on the corner of Humbolt Street and Flushing Avenue by his owner. When Theo’s owner came back for her dog, after making a quick purchase, only Theo’s leash was left.

Surveillance footage released by police, show a man in a blue shirt walk by the dog and unleash him. When the dog wouldn’t walk beside him, the man grabbed the dog by its collar and carried it away.

Bree Kelly, the 21-year-old owner, has had the 10-year-old dog ever since she was a child and had been desperate to find him.

According to the New York Post, police had been searching for two thieves; one man acted as the lookout while the other man grabbed the dog by the collar and walked away. Kelly had offered a large reward for the safe return of her pup.

On Wednesday afternoon the New York Police Department announced that Kelly and Theo had been reunited. Although no details have been released Kelly stated authorities had received a tip and an “incredible woman” carried Theo back to her. Theo is acting a bit overwhelmed, but is expected to make a complete recovery.

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