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Siberian husky stolen from Livingston supermarket

Aldo the Husky
Image caption Aldo's owner discovered the theft after coming out of the supermarket

Police are hunting for a couple who stole a dog estimated to be worth £1,000 from outside a supermarket.

The Siberian husky, named Aldo, was tied up outside a Morrisons store in Carmondean, Livingston, when it was taken at about 1630 BST on Sunday.

A man and woman began petting the three-year-old husky, before untying it and making off towards Raeburn Rigg.

The couple were in their mid-20s. Police have appealed for any witnesses to contact them.

The dog's owner had been inside the supermarket and was told by a member of the public that Aldo had been stolen when she came out.

The male suspect was described as white, about 26-years-old, between about 5ft 11ins tall, with a skinny build and short cropped black hair that was brushed over to the right.

He was wearing a blue coat with a green emblem on the shoulder, a grey T-shirt, blue jeans and white trainers.

The female suspect was described as white, about 26-years-old, between 5ft and 5ft 2ins tall, with a heavy build, possibly pregnant and dark ginger hair.

She was wearing black trousers, a cream top and a black cardigan.

A Lothian and Borders Police spokesman said: "The theft of her beloved pet has left the owner understandably distressed and we are appealing for help in identifying the suspects.

"Anyone who was in or around Morrisons late yesterday afternoon, who remembers seeing the suspects with the dog, should contact police immediately."

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