‘It is like having a child snatched.’ Woman pleas for her dog and one of her puppies to be returned after they are taken in a planned theft from Wisbech
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A heartbroken woman says it is like having a child snatched after her French bulldog and a six week old puppy were stolen in a planned theft from her Wisbech home.
Dovile Petraityte, who is eight months pregnant, is urging people to come forward with information about the stolen animals after two men responded to her advertisement about puppies for sale.
The men, who she believes are English, came to her home in Milner Road to view one female and three male puppies, worth around £500 each, but after trying to buy the female pup with fake money, said they would return later with the correct tender.
The men were told the puppies were too young to go yet and were told they could not come back later that day as Dovile would be out at work.
“While I was out they broke in through the window and took the mum and the female pup,” she said.
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The three male puppies were left behind.
“It is awful. The thought of where they are and what has happened to them is so upsetting.
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“It is like losing a child. It is too much.”
Judi Ferrbert, Wisbech volunteer for national group Petsearch, which reunites lost or stolen animals with their owners, said: “Dovile is absolutely beside herself.
“She had no idea people steal animals for their value. It is heartbreaking. Please keep your eyes and ears to the ground. If you hear of these dogs for sale or their whereabouts let the police know.”
The men rang Dovile after seeing her advertisement and made an appointment to view on Friday (11) at about 2pm.
They arrived in a black Rover with a number plate beginning BF51 with white inside of the vehicle.
The men are described as looking like they work on the land, farming types.
It is believed the driver is a family man as inside the vehicle was a child’s red checked summer school dress on the back seat.
Judi said: “When Dovile got in from work, the window and door were wide open, both the mother and puppy gone, there was just a boot mark left on the windowsill.
“After the incident the man blocked Dovile’s phone number so she was unable to contact him further.”
If you have any information please call Crimestoppers on 101 and quote crime number CF0102200316.