Dog stolen from outside Williamsburg grocery store reunited with owner, NYPD says

A man snatched a dog from a corner in Williamsburg on Monday, police said. Photo Credit: NYPD

One person was in custody, but charges were not immediately filed, police said.

A man snatched a dog from a corner in Williamsburg on Monday, police said.
A man snatched a dog from a corner in Williamsburg on Monday, police said. Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

A dog that was stolen from outside a Williamsburg grocery store this week has been found and reunited with his owner, police said Wednesday.

The 21-year-old pet owner had left the dog, named Theo, on a leash outside the store on Humboldt Street and Flushing Avenue, cops said, but when she came out, all that was there was the leash.

Video surveillance caught a man dragging the terrier mix by the collar at about 9 p.m. Monday. Police were also looking to speak with a second man who was seen walking with the suspect.

Police released video of the incident Tuesday night.

An NYPD spokesman said one person was in custody, but charges had not been filed as of Thursday morning.

"Theo has been found and reunited with his human. The investigation is ongoing, thank you to everyone who shared," the NYPD tweeted.

Nicole Brown