Police appeal for information after 4 week old puppies stolen

(Last Updated On: April 25, 2017)

Police have appealed for information after two puppies were stolen at the weekend.

The 4 week old Shih tzu  puppies were taken from a property in Colleton Way, Exmouth on Sunday 23rd April between 8.30pm and 9.10pm. The house was unoccupied for the short space of time that the owner was admitted to hospital and a family member arrived to look after the property

It is believed that a person or persons unknown entered the property through a rear door. Cash was also taken from a safe upstairs.

Police are appealing to the public to come forward if they have recently been offered very young Shih tzu puppies for sale.


Investigating officer Detective Constable Paul Perryman said: “We are very concerned to return these four-week-old puppies to their mother. That dog is distressed having had her puppies taken from her.

“The puppies are not yet fully weaned and are likely to become ill very quickly, so we urge anyone who is offered them or who knows anything to get in touch with police immediately.”

You can contact the police by emailing 101@dc.police.,uk or by calling 101, or do so anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, or via the charity’s website at www.crimestoppers-org.uk in all cases quoting reference CR/030502/17.

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