Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 6 November 2022
NUNEATON DETECTIVES have thanked the public after a puppy which was stolen in a burglary was returned to its family within hours of a public appeal being issued for details.
At approximately 5.30pm on Halloween night (Monday, 31 October), a mother, father, and their children returned to their home on Cornish Crescent in the nearby town of Nuneaton, to discover five men with covered faces had gained entry into their house.
The five men fled when they were spotted by the family – but their 10-week-old French bulldog, named ‘Pablo’, was stolen.
As a result, local police officers and detectives in the area launched an investigation into the dog’s whereabouts just one day later, on Tuesday, 1 November.
It wasn’t too longer after the appeal that Pablo was found – seeing one of the top cops, the Detective Constable, thank the public and press for sharing the appeal ‘far and wide’.
A statement issued by Detective Constable, Rachael Stain of Nuneaton CID, simply reads: “Members of the public and the press shared our appeal far and wide, and we quickly started to receive more information.
“Those who took the puppy clearly realised the police and the community had come together to make sure he was returned home safely.
“And yesterday evening Pablo was dropped off at a pet store by an individual who quickly fled. Pablo is now safe at home and his family are over the moon.”
“She further added: I would like to say thank you to all who shared our appeal – and to the members of the public who were contacting us yesterday with information.
“Our investigation is progressing, and we are now determined to ensure those responsible are held accountable.”
DC Stain has urged those who noticed a black saloon car being driven ‘at speed’ away from Cornish Crescent at approximately 5.30pm on 31 October, to get in touch.
She said: “Did you see the car? Did you see anything suspicious in that area at that time?
“If so, please call 101 or visit the online ‘report a crime’ portal, citing incident no. 289 or October 31.”