Police release CCTV video after day-old puppies stolen from pregnant woman in armed raid

By Peter Trollope at


 Police are looking for two men armed with knives who stole eight day-old French Bulldog puppies after threatening a pregnant woman in a burglary in Trafford.

The thieves forced their way into a home in Alpha Road in Stretford just before 10 pm on Tuesday night.

 The day-old French Bulldog puppies,

They made demands for cash and mobile phones and threatened a 26-year-old woman,  who is six months pregnant.

 The men then took eight French Bulldog puppies, which were only a day old, and fled the scene.

 Detective Sergeant Dave Jones of GMP’s Trafford Borough, said: “It’s completely shocking that a pregnant woman and her three young children have faced such a terrifying ordeal, and we are determined to find the men responsible.

 “As well as finding the offenders, an immediate priority is to find these puppies. They are only a day old, and they won’t survive for long without their mum, so they need to be brought home as soon as possible.

 “I need anyone with information about the whereabouts of the puppies, or the men responsible, to please contact police as a matter of urgency.”

 Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 7747 quoting reference number 2218 of 24/10/18 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.