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Puppy stolen at knifepoint during an armed robbery is reunited with owner

A puppy stolen in an armed robbery has been returned to his owner as a man was arrested.

The British bulldog named Spot was found wandering in the street after he was snatched in Orpington, south-east London, on Tuesday morning.

The puppy was allegedly taken at knifepoint in Lullingstone Crescent at around 8.50am on Tuesday morning.

Spot and his owner - a man in his early 30s - were approaching the junction with Grovelands Road when two men jumped out of a white Mercedes CLA Sport, the Metropolitan Police said in an earlier appeal.

The driver of the car produced a knife and threatened the victim before stealing the puppy - which is only weeks old - and fleeing in the car, the force said.

A 33-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of robbery after police executed a warrant in Newham, east London, on Thursday.