MISSING: Five-month-old French Bulldog puppy from Northampton
Witnesses claimed they saw a white man pick up the puppy and carry her off
A five-month-old French Bulldog puppy was stolen from her home in Northampton after she slipped outside whilst her owner was moving house.
The puppy, known as 'Winter', was stolen in Edith Street between 12.30pm and 1pm on Saturday, February 28.
Witnesses reported seeing a white man wearing dark clothing pick up the puppy and carry her off up Ethel Street, heading towards St Edmunds/Palmerston Road.
Winter is described as a small white dog with grey and black facial markings. She has one blue eye and one brown eye.
The puppy is microchipped but was not wearing a collar when she was stolen.
A spokesperson for Northamptonshire Police said: "Officers investigating her theft want to hear from anyone who may have seen her being taken, or who has seen her since, and would ask whoever has taken her to do the right thing and hand her in to a vets.
"Anyone with information about Winter’s theft or her current whereabouts should call Northamptonshire Police on 101, quoting incident number: 21000116786."
This is just one of a long list of incidents relating to dogs being stolen reported to Northamptonshire Police recently. Officers have issued advice to the public on how to keep their dogs safe from thieves, exploiting puppy demand during the pandemic.