Dog stabbed in the eye by burglars during vicious break-in

The hunt is on to find the burglars who stabbed a dog in the eye during a break-in.

They were armed with knives as they raided the home late last night.

The three men threatened the homeowners before stabbing the dog and fleeing with several credit cards and a small amount of cash.

Lexi the dog before she was knifed in the face by burglars of her Rockescroft, Essex home. .See SWNS story SWCAdog.These shocking images show a dog who was knifed in the face by robbers during a burglary late last night (28 Nov). Three men all carrying knives entered an address in Rokescroft, Essex just before 10.35pm and threatened the occupants inside. Whilst robbing the home one sick thief slashed the dog, named Lexi, in the face during an aggravated burglary. They managed to get away with several debit and credit cards and a small amount of cash.
Lexi the dog before she was knifed in the face by burglars (Picture: SWNS)
Lexi the dog after she was stabbed in the face by burglars who burgled her owner's home in Rokescroft,Essex on November 28 2018..See SWNS story SWCAdog.These shocking images show a dog who was knifed in the face by robbers during a burglary late last night (28 Nov). Three men all carrying knives entered an address in Rokescroft, Essex just before 10.35pm and threatened the occupants inside. Whilst robbing the home one sick thief slashed the dog, named Lexi, in the face during an aggravated burglary. They managed to get away with several debit and credit cards and a small amount of cash.
She viciously attacke dby a burglar last night (Picture: SWNS)

They have been described by police as black and aged in their late 20s or early 30s.

All three were wearing dark clothing when they stormed the home in Basildon, Essex, just before 10.35pm.

Pictures of Lexi the dog’s injuries have been released by her owner to encourage witnesses to come forward.

Anyone that may have information or CCTV footage of the incident is asked to call the Basildon Local Policing Team on 101, quoting crime reference number 42/174365/18.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.