‘Simply get the pet again’: $5,000 reward supplied for Chihuahua stolen exterior Complete Meals


Alejandro, a tan-and-white-haired Chihuahua, was allegedly tied up exterior the grocery retailer for quarter-hour when he was taken.

Person walking a Chihuahua.
An individual is accused of stealing a Chihuahua from a Complete Meals close to Fenway. Boston Police Division

A $5,000 reward is being supplied for the return of a Chihuahua allegedly stolen from exterior a Boston Complete Meals Market on Saturday.

George Regan, CEO of Regan Communications Group, is providing $2,500 for the return of the pet, and the canine’s proprietor is matching his donation.

Police say the tan-and-white-haired Chihuahua, Alejandro, was taken whereas his proprietor, touring nurse Shelley Vermani, shopped contained in the Complete Meals close to Fenway. 

Alejandro, often known as Jandro, was tied up close to the world of 15 Westland Ave. for about quarter-hour earlier than Vermani returned to search out him gone, Vermani mentioned. 

“I knew immediately that he was stolen,” Vermani mentioned. “I simply was hysterically sobbing.”

A picture obtained by the police reveals an individual in a black hoodie with a grey hood and orange sleeves strolling Jandro away at 10:30 a.m.

Jandro was final seen close to Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard, also called Mass. & Cass, at 11 a.m.

Police requested for the general public’s assist in finding the lacking Chihuahua in a Fb Publish on Saturday.

Regan, not too long ago named some of the influential individuals in Boston, determined to donate the reward after listening to Vermani’s story. 

“I supplied $2,500. No questions requested. Simply get the pet again,” Regan mentioned. 

“Life’s fairly quick. Simply do the suitable factor.”

The $2,500 will likely be matched by Vermani for a complete of $5,000 given to whoever can deliver the canine house safely. 

Vermani, whose had Jandro for eight years, has been in a “daze” since he’s been gone. Unable to sleep or eat, Vermani shared that she’s misplaced practically 4 kilos since Saturday. 

Jandro not too long ago underwent dental surgical procedure and Vermani is apprehensive whoever has him gained’t present him the mandatory care. Jandro can also be usually unable to eat or drink if he’s in an unfamiliar house.

“In my head, I’m simply imagining that he doesn’t really feel secure and cozy and that he’s going to dehydrate and starve,” Vermani mentioned. 

The police presently don’t have any leads, Vermani mentioned, however Regan’s been advised officers are diligently looking. Boston Appearing Mayor Ed Flynn additionally reached out to Vermani, Regan mentioned, to guarantee her that police are taking the investigation severely. 

“This lady is a nurse. She involves Boston to assist us. Brings her eight-year-old pet. And that is the best way we deal with her?” Regan mentioned.

“That’s not Boston Sturdy, that’s Boston Weak.”

Anybody with info concerning Jandro’s whereabouts ought to contact District D-4 Detectives at (617) 343-5619.

Group members who’d like to help the investigation anonymously can achieve this by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the phrase ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).