A family's "beloved" pet dog has been found dead after being stolen from their home on Wednesday 25.
The two-year-old French Bulldog was found on Thursday morning near the train tracks on Penarth road.
South Wales Police said the family have "been left utterly distraught".
The burglary took place at around 1pm on Wednesday at a house in the Grangetown area of Cardiff.
CCTV footage captured a man dressed in black breaking in to the property through the conservatory.
The man spent less than 20 minutes in the house before leaving with a safe and Shadow, the family's dog.
The dog was then found the following morning but had sadly died.
South Wales Police are now appealing for information.