Thieves snatch Leeds puppy

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This adorable 18-week-old pug was snatched from her Leeds home as her owners slept upstairs.

Dillan was taken from a house on Ebor Place, Hyde Park, in the early hours of Wednesday morning. A laptop was also stolen.

Owner Katie Hanes, 21, a Leeds University medical student, said: “I miss her so much,it feels like someone has died.

“When I woke up, I saw the cage door was open and the front door had been tampered with. My heart just sank.

“We are all so gutted and we’re trying to find her desperately. She is a very friendly puppy and is sorely missed.”

Sergeant Sue Disley of Hyde Park Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “We are conducting enquiries in the area and would ask anyone who may have been offered such a puppy in the past few days to contact us.

“Pedigree dogs in particular can be targeted due to their value and we would encourage owners to get them micro-chipped and take extra security measures wherever possible.”

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to contact North West

Leeds Police on 0845 6060606 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Police have arrested an 18-year-old man in connection with the incident and enquiries are ongoing.

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