NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - A kitten belonging to the owner of a Bronx bodega was returned to the store, four days after it was stolen.
The NYPD had asked for the public's help tracking down the cat napper.
Two-month-old Luna, who was reportedly a gift for the owner's 10-year-old autistic son, was lured from under a table inside Ismael Gourmet Deli on West 238th St.
The thief was wearing a 'Cookie Monster' sweater as he carried the kitten out on Feb. 23 at around 10:50 a.m.
The store's owner posted a message to Facebook about the cat napping:
"My name is "Luna" I'm 2 months old and that guy in the picture stole me from my home, I'm a very sweet kitten that loves to play with everyone, I never been outside before so my mommy Is scared he will hurt me, he lured me out from under a table, police report has been made, and the news are been inform, please help me come back home. #BringBackLuna"
On Thursday, the NYPD 50th Precinct announced the cat had been located.
"Cat case solved! Thank you for your tips!"
There were no immediate details about the cat's return.
Cat case solved! Thank you for your tips! https://t.co/HDWHCyltvk— NYPD 50th Precinct (@NYPD50Pct) February 28, 2019