A heartbroken Doncaster dog owner whose Pekingese pooches were stolen from her front garden has now been reunited with her beloved dogs.
The two Pekingese dogs – Marley and Mitzy – were allegedly stolen from the front garden of Adele Worgan’s on South Road, Moorends, at around midday on April 4.
Adele was contacted by a veterinary centre in Crowle earlier this week to say they had found the dogs, who had been abandoned in the area.
The relieved dog owner said today said: “They’re back home – and we’re very pleased to have them.”
Earlier this month, police officers arrested a 32-year-old man from Grimsby in connection with the theft of the two dogs.
He has been bailed pending further enquiries.
The investigation continues and officers would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the alleged theft.
Adele’s husband Steven was at home at the time of the incident, when the dogs were let out into the front garden while he was inside.
He heard a yelp and when he got into his front garden he saw a man get into a van with the dogs and drive off. Steven chased after the van but was unable to catch up with it.
The alleged dog-napper was caught on private CCTV by Adele’s neighbour.
In the footage, a man can be seen running while holding a dog under each arm.
The images were widely circulated on social media, which is believed to have helped bring about the dogs’ return.
n Anyone with information on the theft of the animals is asked to contact South Yorkshire police on 101 quoting incident number 428 of April 4 2015.