A teenager from Crewe is due to appear in court after a puppy was stolen from an eight-year-old.
The 14-year-old cannot be named for legal reasons.
Mela, a Jack Russell Terrier puppy, was taken from her owner while she was being walked in Crewe .
The young boy was walking between Barnabus Avenue and Badger Avenue when a male grabbed the dog's lead and ran towards the playing fields at Crossroads.
Mela was reunited with her owners one week after she was taken.