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Family "distraught" as puppy is stolen just before Christmas

Family "distraught" as puppy is stolen just before Christmas

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 4:15pm 23rd December 2019. (Updated at 10:14am 8th February 2020)

A family in St Austell have been left distraught after their puppy was stolen 'at knifepoint' just before Christmas.

Waffle the six-month-old labradoodle was snatched during his morning walk in the Belmont Road area.

Police say a man threatened his owner with what she believes was a knife.

The suspect is described as being around 5ft 8in tall, was wearing a black, hooded top and scarf and spoke with a foreign accent.

Officers have been checking local CCTV and making enquiries into the theft of Waffle. 

Stolen Dog Waffle
Waffle was on his morning walk in St Austell when he was snatched

"The family of Waffle are very distraught and upset at the callous theft of their pet dog.  

"Myself and all of the officers at the police station dealing with this crime also feel very sad for the family over what is a cruel and mean-spirited crime, especially during the Christmas period.  

"I am sure that someone, somewhere knows of a friend, relative or neighbour that has suddenly come into possession of a dog that may be Waffle. 

"Please contact us if you have any suspicions, as Waffle should be with his real family this Christmas."

Police Sergeant Steve White

Anyone with information is urged to call police on 101, or email 101@dc.police.uk, quoting log number 0116 231219.

Information can also be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555111, or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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