Dog stolen from outside Brooklyn bodega reunited with owner

WILLIAMSBURG, Brooklyn (WABC) -- A dog who was caught on video being yanked and stolen from outside a bodega in Brooklyn has been reunited with his owner.

The terrier mix named Theo was snatched around 9 p.m. Monday on the corner of Humboldt Street and Flushing Avenue in Williamsburg.

Police were searching for two thieves and released surveillance video to help find the men.

Theo's owner, Bre Kelly, went inside the Green Corner Fish and Farmers Market and left Theo outside, and when she returned -- to her horror -- the pooch was missing.

Surveillance video showed one man acting as a lookout while the other yanked the dog up by his collar and casually strolled away.

Kelly and her family offered a large cash reward with no questions asked for Theo's safe return.

The NYPD announced later Wednesday that Theo was found safe and reunited with his family.

The circumstances of their reunion weren't yet known, but Kelly told Eyewitness News that they received a tip and "an incredible woman" carried him to her.

"We are just so happy that he's home safe and that was always our only goal, Bre Kelly said. "I feel it was all of the support and awareness people generated over social media, local law enforcement, the community, and online that brought Theo home so quickly so we are thankful to everyone involved for their hard work."

Kelly said he seems a bit stunned and nervous is OK overall.

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