Dognappers hold axe to man’s throat after barging into home to steal puppy

Dognappers hold axe to man's throat after barging into home to steal puppy
David Waters, 20, and Caitlyn Maley, 21, had not even taken Cairo for his first walk before he was stolen at knifepoint (Picture: SWNS)
A terrified dog owner had an axe held up to his throat as three thugs raided his home for his American bulldog puppy. David Waters, 20, and partner Caitlyn Maley, 21, only had Cairo for two weeks, and had not even taken him for his first walk. The couple now fear the dognappers spotted Cairo, who is worth up to £5,000, on Instagram before turning up to their Glasgow home last night armed with an axe and Stanley knife. David answered the door believing it was his takeaway delivery, but the brutes stormed the house.
He said: ‘As I opened the door, the three of them came in with balaclavas on, and put an axe to my head, along with a Stanley knife.

‘They told me to get on the ground, they had the Stanley knife to my face and told me “don’t move”.

‘Then they went into the living room and grabbed Cairo and ran down the street, and turned left, and jumped into a car.

‘I had no power to do anything and had to watch him get taken off me. It was horrible.’

Stolen puppy Cairo, a 9 wk old American Bulldog. See SWNS story SWSCbulldog. A nine-week-old American Bulldog puppy was dognapped from its owners by masked raiders armed with a machete. The pup, named Cairo, has stunning blue eyes and the breed can cost more than ?1,000. Cops were alerted after the horror robbery in Pollock, Glasgow, at 10pm last night (Weds). A man was held at knifepoint while three men in tracksuits and balaclavas snatched the pup from a home in Meiklerig Court. The suspects were described as being 'tall men with muscular builds, wearing black balaclavas and dark coloured tracksuits', and escaped carrying the puppy.
The American Bulldog is worth up to £5,000 (Picture: Caitlin Maley / SWNS)
Stolen puppy Cairo, a 9 wk old American Bulldog. See SWNS story SWSCbulldog. A nine-week-old American Bulldog puppy was dognapped from its owners by masked raiders armed with a machete. The pup, named Cairo, has stunning blue eyes and the breed can cost more than ?1,000. Cops were alerted after the horror robbery in Pollock, Glasgow, at 10pm last night (Weds). A man was held at knifepoint while three men in tracksuits and balaclavas snatched the pup from a home in Meiklerig Court. The suspects were described as being 'tall men with muscular builds, wearing black balaclavas and dark coloured tracksuits', and escaped carrying the puppy.
Cairo’s owner was held at knifepoint while three men in balaclavas snatched him (Picture: Caitlin Maley/SWNS)

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Caitlin, who was on her way home from work at the time, said they hadn’t taken Cairo for his first walk as he was not yet vaccinated.

She said: ‘It’s not like we’ve been on a walk with him, there are so many dogs in the area, so we know it’s been targeted.

‘I’m devastated and so worried, I can’t believe that someone would come into my own home and do this.

‘If anyone gets a dog I would say don’t post it on Instagram.’

The couple are now offering a £2,000 reward to anyone who brings their puppy back home.

‘We just want him found, and that they take the reward,’ they said.

‘Even if he gets passed to somebody and they take the reward, we don’t care, we just want him back.

‘We had to sleep with the lights on last night, we’re so worried.’

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