A puppy that was stolen during a burglary in Stretford has been reunited with its owners.
Five-month-old Bobbie was stolen during a burglary that took place on Hancock Street, Stretford. The burglary took place sometime between 2:30am and 3am on Tuesday 28 March 2017.
Following a public appeal, the Shih Tzu cross Maltese pup was found on a street in Withington. He was found on 8 April. He was then taken to a vet where he was scanned. His owners were then identified.
Bobbie was found in a good condition. Kindly, the people who found him stayed at the vet to keep him company until his relieved owners arrived.
Unfortunately for the owners, other goods were stolen and are outstanding. A laptop, tablet and jewellery were taken.
Greater Manchester Police’s Lucy Nicholas said: “Thankfully Bobbie has now been found safe and well”. His owners were left devastated by his disappearance.
The appeal for Bobbie’s safe return received an overwhelming response. Greater Manchester Police (GMP) believes this had a huge influence on him being found. GMP thanks the public for their help.
“Unfortunately, there are still a number of outstanding items that were stolen during the burglary”.
GMP is continuing to appeal for information. Anyone with information about those responsible must come forward to police.
Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 7635, 101. The reference number 0338 of 28/03/17 should be quoted. The independent charity Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously, on 0800 555 111.