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Rare puppy stolen on Christmas Day

Published 26/12/2010 | 18:51

A teenager was left distraught after her puppy was stolen on Christmas Day
A teenager was left distraught after her puppy was stolen on Christmas Day

A teenager has been left distraught after her puppy was stolen on Christmas Day.

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As well as the 13-week-old puppy, called Bullet, a number of electrical items were taken including a 48in flat-screen TV, an Xbox, laptop and money.

Charlotte Lashbrook, 18, got the brindle brown Staffy-cross American bulldog just a couple of weeks before Christmas.

Miss Lashbrook said: "I'm devastated, especially for this to happen on Christmas Day.

"My boyfriend came downstairs this morning and everything was just gone.

"Bullet is the only one of his kind in Swindon, except for my sister's, but he is the only boy like it.

"It's just completely ruined Christmas."

Wiltshire Police said the perpetrators are believed to have gained entry through an insecure window at the rear of the property in Verwood Close, Swindon.

Pc Adam Leakey said: "Police are appealing to any witnesses of the offence or anyone that might know the whereabouts of the puppy. The owners are understandably distraught about not only being the victim of a burglary, but to have the puppy taken as well."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Wiltshire Police on 0845 408 7000 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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