25 Oct Three English Bulldog puppies stolen after substance sprayed in woman’s face in Essex | UK News
Three English Bulldog puppies have been stolen after three men forced their way into a property in Essex and sprayed a woman in the face.
The incident occurred at around 10.50pm on Friday in the Deneway area of Basildon.
A photo of the puppies shared by officers shows the fawn and white dogs thought to be aged around three to four weeks.
One of the suspects is described as being around 6ft tall, in his 30s or 40s, of large build, wearing a navy top with the hood up and with dark hair.
One of the other men is described as being of Asian or Mediterranean descent and wearing tracksuit trousers.
It is believed at least one of the men was wearing a balaclava or beanie-style hat.
Essex police are currently investigating the incident.
They say they particularly want to talk to anyone who saw a dark coloured estate car, a dark coloured hatchback, or a white transit-type van in the area at the time or during the days before.
Described as a “family companion” due to their “great character and loyalty” by the Kennel Club, Bulldogs remain a popular choice for dog owners.
Their popularity means they can command a high price, selling for up to £9,000 online.
Anyone with information should call 101 quoting the crime reference number 42/173371/20 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.