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