UPDATE: Owner of stolen Belvedere puppies not optimistic of a reunion
PUBLISHED: 12:08 22 January 2013 | UPDATED: 12:08 22 January 2013
The owner of four pedigree puppies who were stolen from her pet shop does not expect to see them again - and is worried about their health in the freezing conditions.
They were stolen from a Belvedere Pets and Flowers in Albert Road last week when
Thieves broke in and snatched two Shih Tzu’s and two Westie’s on the night of Janaury 15 and 16.
Sheri Poole, who has owned the shop for eight years, said: “It’s horrible and looks like whoever took them knew what they were doing. They probably visited the shop in the day to scope it out.
“Whoever did it probably took them to flog them, whether it’s to order or on the black market.
“I worry if they are stuck in the back of a van in this freezing weather because they won’t be used to it.”
The 55-year-old added that if they have been sold, she hopes whoever has bought them has an attack of conscience about where the puppies came from and returns them.
Around £350 was also stolen from the shop but Sheri admitted she was much more upsetting about the loss of the dogs.
If you have any information about the missing pups call Bexley Burglary and Robbery Squad on 0208 284 9248.