At about 10:30 AM, on Thursday, August 10, 2023, a Sergeant Detective assigned to District D-4 (South End) received a tip regarding the whereabouts of the stolen dog, Alejandro. The Sergeant Detective searched the area of Old Colony Avenue and observed a female individual matching the description of the suspect on surveillance video walking away from the Whole Foods with the stolen dog on Saturday, August 5, 2023, at around 10:41 AM.

The Sergeant Detective said to the female, “Where is the dog?” which she replied that she did not know. The Sergeant Detective advised the female of the reward for the dog, and the female responded she wanted the money first. The Sergeant Detective stated to the female that he needed to see the dog first.

A few minutes later the suspect returned with the dog, Alejandro. The suspect, Emily Sardo, 24, of Boston, was found to have a warrant for her arrest, and she was placed into custody. She will be arraigned in South Boston District Court. Additional charges will be filed.

The dog, Alejandro was safely reunited with her owner.

From BPD News:

Detectives assigned to District D-4 (South End) are seeking the public’s help to identify the individual in the image above in relation to a Larceny of a Dog that occurred at about 10:30 AM on Saturday, August 5, 2023, in the area of 15 Westland Avenue. The Boston Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in efforts to locate a dog named “Alejandro” who is a Chihuahua and is described as tan and white-haired. The dog was last seen at about 11:00 AM in the area of Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding these incidents. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact District D-4 Detectives at (617) 343-5619.

Community members wishing to assist in this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.

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