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.