By Joy Bergmann
Sharp-eyed officers from NYPD’s 24th Precinct spotted the suspect in last month’s theft of Sandy, the bearded dragon, from Petqua and safely recovered the beloved pet of the Shapiro family.
We’re awaiting details on the case, but Stacey Shapiro wanted us to pass along the good news. “Thanks so much for all of your help and posting the story. I credit you and WSR for getting exposure on this story. We want to thank the NYPD for staying on top of the case and recovering Sandy for us. What a great community we live in!”
The 24th Precinct posted its version of events on Twitter last night:
Thx residents of #UpperWestSide for the assistance.
We are happy to report that stolen bearded dragon, Sandy, is now back at PETQUA & will soon be reunited with the rightful owner. Outstanding work by Sgt. Paschall & PO Gomez who spotted the thief walking and took police action. pic.twitter.com/oQTPCKiXVB
— NYPD 24th Precinct (@NYPD24Pct) June 28, 2019