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Hunt launched for dogs stolen from Leicester garden

Hunt launched for dogs stolen from Leicester garden

A hunt is underway to find two puppies stolen from the back garden of a house in Leicester. Investigators have appealed to the public to help track down the Staffordshire Bull Terriers.

The male and female puppies, who are now 12 weeks old, are believed to have been taken during a burglary at an address in Helena Crescent on Saturday, June 22. The incident is believed to have happened at around 8.45pm.




Leicestershire Police said today (Thursday, July 11) that it was believed the two Staffies were taken from a conservatory at the back of the address, on Halifax Drive, with the suspects allegedly fleeing with the dogs. Investigations into the theft have so far failed to trace the pups or locate those responsible, a force spokesman said.

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Do you recognize the puppies or know where they are?(Image: Leicestershire Police)

Police said the owner of the puppies was “very upset” about the theft. Investigating officer Detective Constable Phoebe Whittington said: “It was a warm Saturday evening and it is believed the puppies were in the conservatory with the door ajar while the owners were elsewhere in the house. The suspects entered the rear garden of the property and took two of the puppies before fleeing the scene.

“The owner of the puppies is understandably very upset and desperate for the dogs to be returned. I would urge people to take a look at the photos – do you recognise the dogs? Have you seen them for sale? I am also appealing for anyone with information about who might be responsible for this offence to get in touch.”

Anyone with information about the pups’ whereabouts should call Leicestershire Police on 101, quoting reference 24*368378. Alternatively, report the information on the force’s website.

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