Three men have admitted taking part in a raid which saw a machete held to the throat of a ten-year-old girl and eight puppies stolen.
Ben Murphy, 19, Liam Kinsella, 27, and Samuel Durnion, 21, smashed into the house in Castlemilk, Glasgow, last August.
One of the armed raiders grabbed a young girl there and screamed: “Where is your f*****g dad?”
As the woman and others hid, the gang grabbed eight three-week old Bull Mastiff pups valued at £8000.
An appeal was later launched to try and find the robbers and the dogs. Four of the puppies were later found.
A judge heard the trio were snared – with Murphy helping get himself caught by leaving a letter and his passport nearby.
It also emerged Kinsella helped carry out another armed raid at the home of his ex-boss days earlier.
The three are now behind bars after they admitted acting with others in the assault and robbery.
Kinsella also pleaded guilty at the High Court in Glasgow to the other raid at a house in Wishaw, Lanarkshire.
They will be sentenced next month.