Officers are trying to reunite a family with their puppy after he was stolen from their home in Trafford.
Between 2.30am and 3am on 28 March 2017, the front door of a home on Hancock Street was forced open.
Once inside, the burglar or burglars stole the owner’s five-month-old Shih Tzu cross Maltese puppy. A laptop, tablet and jewellery were also taken from the property during the burglary.
The family dog, called Bobby, is light brown and was wearing a pink and silver collar at the time.
Owner, Melissa Briscoe, said: “I woke up to a scratching noise at about 2.30am but I thought it was just my cats.
“When I went downstairs in the morning, my home was completely ransacked. Our things were thrown everywhere and my children’s school uniforms were trampled on the floor. Then I realised Bobby’s puppy crate was empty.
“I have three young children and they are absolutely heartbroken. They just keep asking me when he’s coming home”.
Constable Lucy Nicholas, of GMP’s Trafford borough, said: “This burglary goes beyond material items. To steal a much-loved family pet is heartless.
“Bobby’s owner and her children are understandably distraught, so we need the public’s help to reunite Bobby with his family”.
GMP are urging anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area at the time to get in touch. They are also urging the public to contact them is they been offered a puppy of this description for sale.
Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 7635, 101 quoting reference number 0338 of 28/03/17. The public can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.