A Break-In, & a Dognapping [UPDATED, She's Home Safe]
Margo the dog
A reader writes in about a recent break-in & dognapping.
Our next door neighbor's house was broken into during the day today (1500 block of D Street, NE). His dog turned up missing in the incident. I've attached a pic -- her name is Margo, and she's a 20-lb cockapoo, last seen with a black/white collar with red trim.
As for the burglary -- not entirely sure if it's related, but we did have a random person show up asking for "Emily" on two consecutive days in the past week. Maybe someone was casing the neighborhood?
If anything, we all hope Margo turns up safe and sound.
Margo's owner is now offering a reward for her safe return. If you have info, but don't want to post it in the comments, you can email it to me at elise.bernard[at]gmail.com, or call MPD's tipline at 202-727-9099
-2.5 year old female cockapoo
-Margo is recently groomed
-She is microchipped (ID# 985121010681957)
The robbers broke into the basement, took some trivial electronics, Margo, and her dog food.
DCist says the reward is $10,000.
I just wanted to give everyone an update on the stolen dog. MPD-5D FOUND MARGO THIS MORNING!
I'm not sure of the details yet, but she was found here in the area safe and sound. MPD 5D got a tip and went to investigate this morning. When they arrived, they found Margo, Eric's belongings, and the jack@ss that allegedly dognapped her!! Thank you to all of you that posted pics and information on your Facebook pages and to all of you that forwarded, posted, or handed out flyers over the last 36 hours. One of you may have been the key to finding her! Eric, Margo, and all their friends thank you!
And to MPD-5D: Y'all work so hard to keep everything in check here in the neighborhood. In the heat and humidity of summer and in the middle of a polar vortex. THANK YOU so much for what you do and especially for bringing that scared little dog home to her family. It's probably not the most important thing you'll do all day (or all year), but it was a great thing for Eric and his friends. We appreciate everything you do! Keep up the good work!
WaPo has more details on the remarkable spread of the Margo story (it was shared more than 700 times on social media), and her recovery.