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Reward offered for dog missing after robbery and pursuit at AR bank

Reward offered for dog missing after robbery and pursuit at AR bank

Raven Moore and Megan Fayard

12 hours ago

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Crime Stoppers is now offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the return of a dog that was inside a car stolen outside the Fresh Market on Thursday.

Around 5 p.m., officers responded to the scene of a motor vehicle theft at the Fresh Market, 2145 Union Avenue. Now police are looking for the suspect responsible for stealing the car with the dog, Yoshi, still inside.


Police say the stolen car was used Friday to rob a bank in West Memphis, Arkansas. After the robbery, the driver drove across the river and crashed near Riverside Drive in downtown Memphis.

The vehicle was later found, but the dog was not inside.

According to Crime Stoppers, Yoshi’s owner is offering a $2,000 reward to anyone who can return Yoshi home safely. She says Yoshi has some vision and hearing loss and needs daily medication to relieve hip pain.

Freddie Najil (Photo provided by Shelby County Sheriff’s Office)

Freddie Najil was taken into custody after authorities said he allegedly robbed Evolve Bank and Trust in West Memphis and led police on a chase, ending a crash and brief foot chase.

This is an ongoing investigation.

If you have any information regarding this incident, call Memphis CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH.