KEY BISCAYNE (CBS4) – A family is thanking the public for the safe return of their three-month old puppy who was stolen from a Key Biscayne park Wednesday evening.

The puppy’s owner Karla Cantalapiedra confirmed to CBS4’s Maggie Newland that she picked up the puppy Coco at a Brickell Publix store after receiving a call from a man saying he had the dog.

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Cantalapiedra said she was with her son Marco, 3, at Village Green Park, when someone walked off with the dog. Coco the dog had been tied to a pole in the shade nearby.

Police believe the dog was taken to be resold. Coco is a miniature English bulldog worth 1500 dollars.

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It is unclear if police will charge the person who returned the dog.