American Bulldog puppy stolen during armed robbery

Police appealing for help after dog stolen and homeowner threatened with 'bladed weapon' in Glasgow on Wednesday night.

American Bulldog puppy stolen during armed robbery Police Scotland

A nine-week-old American Bulldog puppy was stolen when three men broke into a property in the south-west of Glasgow on Wednesday night.

One of the men threatened the homeowner in Pollok with a “bladed weapon” before stealing the dog.

Officers were called to Meiklerig Court at around 10pm following the theft.

Nobody was injured as a result of the incident. 

The suspects are described as three men, tall and all with muscular builds. At the time of the incident they were wearing black balaclavas and dark coloured tracksuits.

After the incident, the three men headed east in the direction of Meiklerig Crescent towards Linthaugh Road carrying the puppy.

Detective constable Christopher Sneddon, of Police Scotland’s Glasgow CID unit, said: “Thankfully nobody has been injured as a result of this incident but the owner has been left evidently shaken. 

“We are appealing to anyone who may have noticed three men acting suspicious in the area to come forward and speak to officers. 

“If there is anyone who has possible CCTV or dashcam footage that could assist with our enquiries, please get in touch with police. 

“I would also ask if anyone is approached about buying a puppy similar to this to get in contact with police. 

“Police can be contacted on 101 quoting incident number 3960 on Wednesday, April 14, 2021.”

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