NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A 3-month-old Siberian Husky puppy stolen during a home burglary in the Bronx Tuesday has been reunited with her owner.

But her family says she’s not her usual friendly, playful self, CBS2’s Alice Gainer reported.

“Like angry, maybe sad. I don’t know, she seems scared,” said Nancy Torres.

That is understandable since the puppy has been gone for days and it’s unclear how she was cared for, Gainer reported.

On Tuesday, Torres’ husband came home around noon to find their second floor apartment on Underhill Avenue in the Bronx ransacked, with thieves taking about $1,000 in cash, a PlayStation system and several pairs of her son’s sneakers, CBS2’s Mark Morgan reported.

“Was like a hurricane — when you see the hurricanes, they drop everything,” Gaudencio Rosendo said. “Every single drawer from the furniture — everything was on the floor.”

Police told Torres the burglars used paintballs and pepper spray on the three other dogs in the apartment.

“When I walk in, you can’t even breathe , because it was two different chemicals,” Rosendo said.

Then, a break in the case on Friday morning: the suspected dog nappers called the owner and offered to return Luna in exchange for the $2,500 Crime Stoppers reward.

“He said ‘how much reward for the puppy?’ I said ‘$500.’ He said ‘oh are you sure you’ll give me the money?'” Torres said.

Police traced the caller to a house where they found several people inside with Luna.

Six people were taken into custody in custody, Gainer reported. Late Friday, two of them were charged — Collin Small, 21, of the Bronx, and an unidentified 15-year-old boy, according to police.

The family says they don’t have the other items that were taken, but all that matters is that they have Luna home.

Whether or not they stay in the home after what has happened, remains to be seen.

“I want to move. I don’t want to stay here,” said Torres.

But for now, they’re holding Luna a little bit tighter than before.

Torres said they will take Luna to the vet to get check out, and added all the other dogs were taken to the vet after the break-in, and are fine.


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