Police launch urgent investigation after three dogs stolen in Sheffield gunpoint robbery
Three dogs were stolen in a gunpoint robbery in Sheffield it has been revealed today.
South Yorkshire Police said it has been reported that the owner of four puppies travelled with a friend to Burngreave to meet a man met online who claimed to have been interested in buying the dogs – two Cane Corsos and two Rottweilers.
It is alleged that when they arrived at the pre-arranged meeting point, four men approached their car and a gun was pointed through one of the windows.
The four pups were then grabbed from the car, but one of the Rottweilers was dropped as the thieves fled.
One of the offenders was Asian, slim and aged in his late twenties.
He was wearing a long, black, knee-length jacket and a black beanie hat.
Another was white, slim but muscular with blond hair and had a Scottish, Irish or northern accent.
He was wearing a blue Nike tracksuit.
Detective Constable John Briers, leading the police probe, said: “I know this incident will cause concern in the community, but I would like to reassure people that enquiries by detectives and our local neighbourhood officers are continuing.
“I would urge anyone who saw what happened last Monday, or who may have information on the whereabouts of the dogs, to please get in touch. ”
Anyone with information about the incident at 3pm on Monday, February 22 should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote incident number 14/33564/21.
Crimestoppers can also be contacted, anonymously, on 0800 555111