Dog believed to be stolen reunited with owner

A Providence man is thanking NBC 10 News after he was reunited with his dog, Noodles, who was believed to have been stolen from his home by an intruder. (Randy Moy)

A Providence man is thanking NBC 10 News after he was reunited with his dog, Noodles, who was believed to have been stolen from his home by an intruder.

“Who's this handsome guy?!? Noodles is now safe!!” Randy Moy told NBC 10’s Ashley Cullinane Wednesday in a text message.

The day before, Moy showed Cullinane video of a man who broke into his River Avenue home and apparently stole his dog. In the footage, the man is seen walking to a room, with Noodles close by.

“I went in my bedroom. I saw the whole thing was a mess,” Moy said. “The laptop was gone, iPad was gone, but that’s the last of my concerns.”

The video shows a man in a white tank top, hooded sweatshirt, sweatpants and a chest tattoo unplug electronics and leave the room. Noodles appeared to follow the man.

The thief is heard saying something to the effect of, “get up there,” toward the end of the recording, however, Moy believes the man may have taken the dog with him.

“He was definitely taken. Someone found him by Del’s Lemonade near Branch Ave. (in) North Providence,” Moy texted Cullinane. “He had a collar and string...either he freed himself and ran off or let go because of all the attention, but the person who called said he ran up behind him walking home from work and his girlfriend said, ‘There is a dog missing on Channel 10 and Facebook.’”

Moy believes Cullinane’s story about Noodles helped lead his dog back to him. He praised her and expressed his gratitude.

“Your broadcast and article on the Channel 10 website helped so, so much,” he noted. “I can’t thank you and your team enough to help amplify the signal and run the story. It really had an effect!!!”

(NBC 10’s Ashley Cullinane contributed to this report.)

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