Dog stolen outside Loop store is reunited with family

Chief gets a big hug after being reunited with his family on Thursday. | Provided

A Great Pyrenees dog named “Chief,” who was stolen from outside a Loop Walgreens while his owner made a purchase on Wednesday night, has been reunited with his family.

“WE FOUND HIM!” Chief’s owner, Priscilla Agoncillo, exclaimed in a text accompanied by a photo of the dog with her young son. “All my boys are back, thank God”

Surveillance cameras captured images of a couple untying Chief from a bike rack outside the store at 191 North Clark around 7:40 p.m. The man and woman then walked him away northbound on Clark Street.

Agoncillo immediately got to work, spreading word of the dognapping through fliers and social media. Her efforts paid off.

Someone saw Chief with a homeless couple yesterday near the Christkindl Market in the Loop. Agoncillo raced to the holiday market at Daley Plaza and ABC7 was there to capture video of her reunion with the 100-pound “good boy.”

Agoncillo, who is visiting Chicago from California for the holidays, will not be pressing charges.

Please support CWBChicago’s reporting efforts with a monthly or annual subscription. Members-only perks await!