Tayside and Central Scotland

Police probe garden puppy theft

A man has stolen a puppy from the garden of a house in Dundee in what police called an "unusual theft".

The six-month-old Staffordshire bull terrier was taken from a garden in Buttars Loan sometime between 1100 and 1530 BST on Wednesday.

A man was seen lifting the dog from the garden before driving off in a small hatchback car with a woman.

The dog has a shiny dark charcoal coat. His two front paws are white and he has a small white patch on his chest.

Police said the man was aged about 40, of stocky build, 5ft 2in tall and with short, light brown hair. He was wearing a fawn-coloured blazer.

The woman was also about 40, of slim build and with long fair hair tied back in a pony tail.

The pair left with the dog in a three-door hatchback, believed to be blue. The car was seen driving off in the direction of South Road.

Police have asked anyone with information to contact them.

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