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Appeal for dashcam footage after puppy is stolen

Appeal for dashcam footage after puppy is stolen

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 9:49am 27th December 2019. (Updated at 10:10am 8th February 2020)

An appeal for dash cam footage has gone out after a puppy was 'stolen at knifepoint' in St Austell.

Six-month-old Waffle was snatched just on a morning walk in the Belmont Road area of St Austell at around 7am on Monday morning.

Waffle's owner, Catherine Hussain, believes the man who took the labradoodle pulled out a blade.

Dog Lost Cornwall has also issued an appeal to help bring the pup home, urging anyone with dashcam footage in the Belmont Road area from around 7.15am on 23rd December to get in touch.

On Friday morning, Catherine's daughter Ayesha confirmed that Waffle has still not been found.

Stolen Puppy Waffle

"Unfortunately we still haven’t got any leads on our waffle....

"This has been one of the most hardest times and the most horrible Christmas anyone could imagine.



"He’s too hot to handle, so many people want him back home with us too

"We all miss him terribly, and just want our boy home


Ayesha Louise

Stolen Puppy Waffle

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. 

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

Stolen Puppy Waffle

"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

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