ER Nurse Working With COVID-19 Patients Has Her Puppy Stolen

Our healthcare workers and our essential employees are literally risking their lives to keep our society going – we owe them our respect and gratitude. This is why it’s downright shocking and disgusting to hear that one ER nurse, working tirelessly on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, had their puppy stolen from their Southern California home.

Yeah, I wish I were making this up, but no. There are truly some scummy people out there.

The Concord Police Department reported on Facebook that the nurse’s 11-week-old Malinois puppy, Max, was stolen from the owner’s garage on Montgomery Avenue in Concord around 10:00 AM in the morning, local time.

Posted by Concord Police Department on Monday, April 20, 2020

There was surveillance footage which showed an unidentified suspect riding a gold and white bicycle stealing Max. The footage was uploaded to the Concord Police Department’s Facebook page.

Still not identified, the suspect was described by police as being a male adult who wore a dark hoodie, a dark baseball cap, blue jeans, dark-colored shoes, and blue rubber gloves.

Posted by Concord Police Department on Monday, April 20, 2020

As the San Francisco Chronicle revealed, Max’s owner is an emergency nurse, and they’ve been working with many patients of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Concord Police Department has shared additional photos of the suspect, which shows him holding Max under his arm as he takes the puppy from the nurse’s home.

“We’re hoping something helps someone recognize this man,” police said.

They have since been referring to the suspect as the “Dognapper.”

The police are urging anyone with potential information about the suspect’s identity or Max’s whereabouts to contact the Concord Dispatch at (925) 671-3333, and use the case number reference, #20-4193.

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Anastasia is an American ex-pat living in Ireland. When she's not writing she can be found wandering the Irish countryside in search of inspiration. You can follow her writing adventures on Twitter @AnastasiaArell5 or Instagram @writeranastasia26
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