Police are appealing for help in tracing a stolen rare lilac British Bulldog puppy following the arrest of five men.
The puppy, believed to be worth £16,000, was stolen from the breeder's home in Tadworth, Surrey, in October last year.
Officers were told that a man had visited the breeder having expressed an interest in buying the puppy, but after being given it to hold he ran out of the property, allegedly assaulting a relative of the dog breeder on his way.
The whereabouts of the puppy remains unknown, but Surrey Police believe it may be in the Oxford area.
Two men aged 25 and three others aged 24, 26 and 27, from Oxford, have been arrested on conspiracy to commit robbery and have been released on bail
Anyone with information should call Surrey Police by calling 101, quoting reference number 45140087824, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111