— Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) February 28, 2019
Bodega cats often become friendly, and Luna proves it. Jonathan, a 10-year-old boy, the son of the bodega owners, has a strong bond with Luna. He was impatient to find his lovely cat. He was sad and broken hearted.
“(Jonathan) hasn’t stopped crying,” owner Ismael Diaz said. “He can’t comprehend. We tell him that the police are investigating, so every time he sees a police officer, he goes, ‘Mom! Mom! Ask them, ask them if they found her.'” He visits her every day after school, and the two are essentially inseparable.
The owners said only that Luna was returned Thursday morning, but they did not offer additional details. Authorities say 29-year-old Stanley Duran is charged with petit larceny, and the NYPD 50th Precinct. Officers also present the welcome home gift for Luna. Every one was delighted to see the sweet cat back in the area.
The case of the Bronx bodega cat burglar has been solved! Our Neighborhood Coordination Officers from the @nypd50pct stopped by to visit Johnathan and drop off a “welcome home” gift for Luna. We’d say this was a purrfect ending to this story 😺. pic.twitter.com/iqWul6hbUm
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) February 28, 2019