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(CNN) — A beloved puppy was dognapped this week and is still missing after being stolen from a health care worker helping victims of the coronavirus.

Max, an 11-week-old Malinois puppy, was taken Saturday from owner Shaila Sheikh’s home in Concord, California.

Police have since put out notices, asking the public to help catch the thief.

Police put out a plea on Facebook that said:


“Warning ⚠️ , you’re about to get really mad 😡!

“This is Max. He is an 11-week-old Malinois puppy. Today, around 10:00 am, Max was stolen from the garage of his owners’ house on Montgomery Ave. 😡

“The suspect is described as an adult male, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt (red patches on elbows), dark ball cap, blue jeans, dark shoes, and blue rubber gloves. He carried Max away from the area riding a gold and white bicycle.

“If you see Max, know his whereabouts, or recognize this thief, please call Concord Dispatch at (925) 671-3333 and refer to case #20-4193.

“Max’s family misses him so much 💔”

The department released a video of the suspect stealing the puppy. WATCH:


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