Dognapper stole puppy from nurse’s home while treating coronavirus patients


In Concord, California, a heartless dognapper wearing a mask and hood stole a nurse’s puppy who had been working at a nearby hospital treating patients for Covid-19. The 11-week-old puppy named Max was grabbed by the culprit – moments later he pedaled away on his bicycle.


According to the Concord Police Department, the dog thief was caught on surveillance video stealing the Malinois puppy. His owner, Shaila Sheikh is heartbroken, and her young children were devastated by the loss of their newest member of the family. Max had been a birthday present for her son after the family recently moved to their new home.

Sheikh is an emergency room nurse who had been at work when the puppy was stolen from his kennel. Even though the puppy had only been with the family for two weeks, he brought comfort to Shaila and her family at such a stressful time.

Meanwhile the neighborhood and friends are helping to raise reward money for the safe return of Max.

There have been no major leads in the search for the puppy. Anyone with information is asked to contact the police. Help bring Max home. If you see something, say something.

If so, please contact Concord PD’s Financial Crimes Unit at (925) 671-3030 or if you wish to remain anonymous you can call our tip line at (925) 603-5836. ~454.




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