The cops say they got a tip about a possible suspect, and were greeted at the front door of the man’s home by the excited four-year-old puppy. After realizing the pooch had been stolen, they investigated further and found more stolen and illegal items, including credit cards, green cards, narcotic pills, jewelry, a machete and a sword — as well as Scooby’s personalized leash.
The police reported on Twitter that the dog is back with his real owner and the suspect is in custody facing burglary and other charges.
While investigating a string of burglaries, these @NYPD62pct cops got a strong tip when they went to interview a suspect and a stolen golden named Scooby came to the door. Don’t worry, Scooby is back with the Mystery Inc. Gang & the burglar is in custody! pic.twitter.com/MInc7Qni9x
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) January 26, 2019