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Stolen NYC Bearded Dragon Found Safe

June 28, 2019



Sandy was taken in May from an Upper West Side pet shop.

STACEY SHAPIRO

Do you remember the story that we reported on in May about the bearded dragon who was stolen from a New York pet shop where she was being boarded? Well two of New York’s finest found the person who had stolen the reptile and “took police action.”


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“We are happy to report that stolen bearded dragon, Sandy, is now back at PETQUA & will soon be reunited with the rightful owner,” the NYPD 24th Precinct tweeted.  “Outstanding work by Sgt. Paschall & PO Gomez who spotted the thief walking and took police action.”

Stacey Shapiro had brought two of her reptiles to the Petqua store in the city for safekeeping before she went on vacation. When she returned to pick the reptiles up, the store owner told the family that Sandy had been stolen. According to Shapiro, the store owner told her that one of the lizard nappers distracted one of the employees while the other removed Sandy from an unlocked enclosure.

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