A BELOVED pocket bully puppy has been kidnapped from his owner’s garden in a brutal robbery.
The police issued an appeal to look for a five-month-old Bronson puppy, who was stolen in Kilbarchan, near Johnston.
CCTV footage showed the thieves climbing out of a black 4×4 vehicle believed to be a Jaguar just before 5:30 p.m. Friday last week.
Two weeks before the theft, the motor was spotted near a house on Fulton Drive.
Neighbors noticed the puppy being put into a car and called the police, chasing the car on foot down the street.
But they lost track of the car when it was out of sight.
The devastated Bronson family made a desperate appeal for his safe return.
A young puppy needs a special therapeutic diet and its owners are increasingly concerned about its well-being.
The dog’s owner’s mom, Alexandra Steinemann, said: “This is my son’s dog, but it’s more of a family dog, so we all look after it.
“He is only five months old.
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“He was in his own garden and my son went into the house for something. He was alone for only about two minutes.
“Nathan was alerted by the screams of the neighbors that someone had taken the dog.
“Two people were running after a car that was speeding with Bronson inside.
“CCTV channel shows how the black “jaguar” leaves the street at 17:27. All this lasted three minutes.
“The car was spotted two weeks earlier in the area on CCTV cameras. Neighbors immediately called the police.
“We are all absolutely devastated and every day we lose more and more hope that he will be returned.
“We are very, very concerned because Bronson is on a medicated diet and he is also under veterinary care for a pre-existing medical condition.
“So this is him for six days without any medication.
“I understand that some of these dogs are worth thousands of pounds, but Bronson didn’t do it. He was bought as a pet.
“He has no breeding potential, and he does not have any documents.
“I would ask whoever took him to do the right thing and return him to a family that loves him and really cares about him.
“We put Bronson’s well-being above all else.
“Looking after him is expensive because of his health, but we do it because we love him.”
The police confirmed that they have launched an investigation into the theft and are currently investigating the incident.
They urged anyone with any information to report it.
A Scottish Police spokesman said: “We can confirm that an investigation into the theft of a bully pocket dog from the Johnston area is ongoing. The theft occurred around 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 18 at Fulton Crescent Street, Kilbarchan.
“Anyone with information that could help officers should call 101, citing Incident 2767 of March 18th.
“Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if you wish to remain anonymous.”
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