NINE puppies have been stolen from a Bournemouth home in an early hours burglary.
Dorset Police has launched an investigation after the young American Bulldog puppies were stolen from a property in the Charminster Road area.
At approximately 4.20am on Tuesday, May 24, entry was gained to an address and the puppies were stolen from inside the home.
It is reported the victim heard male voices, but by the time they got downstairs the offenders had left the address.
Police Sergeant Sarah Hodgson said: “An investigation is underway to identify the offenders and locate the stolen puppies.
“I am appealing to anyone who saw or heard any suspicious activity in Charminster Road in the early hours of Tuesday 24 May to please get in touch.
“I would urge anyone who may have seen the puppies for sale locally in unusual circumstances, or has any information about their whereabouts, to urgently contact Dorset Police. I am also issuing an image of the puppies in the hope someone may recognise them.
“Finally, I am keen to hear from any residents or motorists who may have captured any CCTV or dashcam footage around the relevant timeframe that may help our enquiries.”
Anyone with information can contact Dorset Police at dorset.police.uk/contact, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55220082249.