Five-month old puppy stolen in burglary returned to loving owners

  • Beloved pup stolen during burglary has been reunited with relieved owners
  • Shih Tzu-cross-Maltese pup was found in good health in Withington over he weekend

A puppy that was only five-month-olds was stolen during a burglary on Hancock Street, in Stretford, a few weeks ago, Tuesday 28 March 2017. 

Fortunately, following a public appeal made for his safe return, the Shih Tzu cross Maltese pup was found on a street in Withington over the weekend, 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.”

The laptop, tablet and jewellery that were taken during the burglary remain outstanding. Anyone with information should 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.