Portsmouth police hunt four stolen French Bulldog puppies taken in West Leigh burglary after BMW taken

FOUR puppies have been stolen in a burglary after a car was stolen in Portsmouth, police have said.

Tuesday, 30th March 2021, 11:59 am

The four-week old French Bulldog puppies were taken on Sunday from a home in Prospect Lane, West Leigh, Havant, following a grey BMW 320D being stolen in Goldsmith Avenue, Southsea.

Hampshire police said the victim, 46, reported the car stolen – along with her keys, handbag and phone inside – at 11.43am.

She returned home to find the front door unlocked and the dogs gone.

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They are still missing, along with the car.

Police said the incident was a ‘domestic dispute’ and officers think there is ‘no wider threat’ to the public.

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of burglary and theft of a car.

The 32-year-old man from Hayling Island and 37-year-old woman from Havant are still in police custody.

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A police spokeswoman said: ‘Officers have followed a number of lines of enquiry in order to locate the car and the puppies but are now turning to the public for help.

‘The puppies are around four weeks old and described as brown and black.

‘Maybe you were in the area at the time and saw or heard something? Perhaps you have CCTV/dashcam/Ring Doorbell footage or maybe you spotted the vehicle leaving the area?

‘Anyone with information that may assist our enquiries should call 101, quoting 44210116121.

‘We would like to reassure members of the public that we are treating this as a domestic dispute and believe there to be no wider threat to the public.’

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