Thief filmed stealing boy’s puppy in brown paper bag

Thief filmed stealing boy's puppy in brown paper bag
Tyson the puppy was a Christmas present for Rachel Brooks’ son, 3 (Picture: SWNS)

Police are hunting a thief who stole a little boy’s puppy from a home in broad daylight.

CCTV footage shows a man carrying XL Bulldog Tyson away in a brown paper bag after allegedly breaking into a house in Rafferty Adams Way, Coventry at 11am on Monday. Tyson is three months old and was given to Rachel Brooks’ son, 3, only weeks ago as a Christmas present.

He was found on Tuesday by a group of young children by the side of the road in the Walsgrave area.

The young dog is now being cared for by his rightful owner Rachel, who described herself as ‘overwhelmed by all the support’ she had received since he went missing. After he was found, his owner wrote on Facebook: ‘Tyson is ok, he is cold, tired, and hungry, and had been left out in the cold to fend for himself. Nothing plenty of snuggles won’t solve.’
Tyson the dog. Detectives are appealing for information after a puppy was stolen during a burglary in Coventry. See SWNS story SWMDdog. Officers have released footage of the XL bulldog being carried away in a bag by the thief. The young pup named Tyson was taken from an address in Rafferty Adams Way, in Longford, around 11am on Monday (6 January) along with an engagement ring, clothing and jewellery. Detectives are keen to hear from anyone who has information about the break-in and who was responsible.
The pup is just three months old (Picture: SWNS)
Tyson the dog. Detectives are appealing for information after a puppy was stolen during a burglary in Coventry. See SWNS story SWMDdog. Officers have released footage of the XL bulldog being carried away in a bag by the thief. The young pup named Tyson was taken from an address in Rafferty Adams Way, in Longford, around 11am on Monday (6 January) along with an engagement ring, clothing and jewellery. Detectives are keen to hear from anyone who has information about the break-in and who was responsible.
He was found by a group of children by the side of the road in the Walsgrave area (Picture: SWNS)

Officers have put out an appeal to find the crook, who also took an engagement ring, clothing and other jewellery from the property.

Move over Rover! 45% of dogs sleep in their owner’s bed (we’re pretty sure a large percentage also hog the blankets!)

Detectives want hear from anyone who has information about the break-in.

DC Mario Poleszak, from force CID, said: ‘The burglar was determined to get his hands on whatever he could taking sentimental items and stooping as low as taking a young pup.’ Anyone with information can contact police via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk.

Alternatively, contact 101, quoting crime reference number 20CV/5202E/20.