Seventeen dogs, including young puppies, Lhasa Apsos, Labradors, a Cocker Spaniel and a Cockapoo, have been stolen from kennels in Barton Mills.
The incident took place on Thursday, July 9, at some point between 3.45pm and 7.10pm at Fiveways Boarding Kennels and Cattery in Tuddenham Road.
It is believed the offender/s entered the property from fields at the rear of the site, removing hinges from gates to steal the dogs. The dogs were housed in a purpose-built kennel on the site.
The stolen dogs were:
- One female, black-and-white-coloured Lhasa Apso;
- One female, honey-and-white-coloured Lhasa Apso;
- Seven Lhasa Apso puppies – one honey-coloured, three black-and-white-coloured males, two black-and-white-coloured females;
- Six, five-week-old Labrador puppies – two yellow-coloured males, two black-coloured males and two black-coloured females;
- One three-year-old, chocolate-coloured, working Cocker Spaniel, female;
- One grey and white Cockapoo, aged between two and three-years-old.
Another dog was also recently stolen in the area. On Monday, July 6, at some point between 1pm and 2.20pm, a Cocker Spaniel was stolen from the garden of a farm in Holywell Row. The dog was left in a pen enclosure in the garden. Called “Penny”, she is seven-years-old and has black fur with a white bib and lip markings.
Police are investigating both incidents and have not ruled a connection between the two.
Anyone with any knowledge of either theft, or knows of the whereabouts of any of the dogs, should contact Mildenhall police, quoting crime reference 37/38708/20 for the incident in Barton Mills or 37/38055/20 for the incident in Holy Well Row, via:
Crimestoppers – Contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org
Phone – Call 101
Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999
Pictured above is one of the stolen Lhasa Apsos.