VIDEO: Stolen puppy reunited with owner!

Posted at 6:29 PM, Sep 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-30 18:29:41-04

We have amazing news to report after a puppy was stolen from a home in Ypsilanti during a home invasion Monday night.

The puppy named "Watney" has been found safe! How we found him is an incredible story.

7 Action News reporter Kimberly Craig went on the hunt for "Watney" the moment we heard about the story of the puppy that was stolen right out of his crate during the break-in.

The dog's owner, Naseem Rayyan, was desperately searching for his puppy and asked 7 Action News for help.

Kim Craig went to the neighborhood and asked every person she ran into if they knew anything about a missing puppy. One neighbor whispered in her ear and gave her the stolen puppy's exact location.

She went to the townhomes on McArthur Boulevard in Superior Township and could hear a young dog barking through an open window from an end unit. 

She called police to inform them of the credible tip. Washtenaw County Sheriff's deputies and Ypsilanti police responded, surrounded the home and knocked for several minutes. Moments later, an individual came outside with Watney the puppy. 

We showed a photo to the dog's owner and he confirmed it was his puppy. You can see them be reunited in the video above. 

The investigation into finding the suspect(s) in the home invasion is continuing. A vehicle stolen during the crime was recovered Tuesday morning after a chase with Michigan State Police. Two occupants of the vehicle were caught, but the driver, the suspect in the home invasion, and two others managed to escape.

We're told investigators have information that should lead them to their primary suspect.

If you have any additional information that could help in this case, you're asked to call Ypsilanti police.