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Stolen puppy found after appeal from devastated owners

A beloved puppy stolen during a burglary in Stretford has been reunited with his relieved owners.

Five-month-old Bobbie was stolen during a burglary that took place on Hancock Street sometime between 2:30am and 3am on Tuesday 28 March 2017.

Following a public appeal for his safe return, the Shih Tzu cross Maltese pup was found on a street in Withington on Saturday 8 April and taken to a vet where he was scanned and his true owners identified.

Bobbie was found to be in a good condition and the people who found him stayed at the vet to keep him company until his overjoyed owners arrived to pick him up.

Police Constable Lucy Nicholas, of GMP’s Trafford borough, said: “Thankfully Bobbie has now been found safe and well, much to the joy of his relieved owners who had been left devastated by his disappearance.

“The appeal for his safe return received an overwhelming response which I believe had a big influence on him being found and I would like to thank the public for their help.

“Unfortunately, there are still a number of outstanding items that were stolen during the burglary and we are still appealing for anybody with information about those responsible to please come forward.”

A laptop, tablet and jewellery taken during the burglary remain outstanding.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 7635, 101 quoting reference number 0338 of 28/03/17, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


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