POLICE: American pit bull pup stolen at knifepoint by masked men in Glasgow

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Who could resist the look in the eyes of this American pit bull pup which has been stolen?

By Democrat reporter

Dog thefts are becoming ever more prevalent in West Dunbartonshire where recently a woman was attacked at West Bridgend in Dumbarton while she walked her dog.

A nine-week-old American Bulldog puppy – the only time I have ever come up against one was at a farmhouse in Glen Fruin and on the street in Alexandria with its owner – has been stolen from a house in Glasgow by masked men.

Police said three men wearing black balaclavas and dark tracksuits broke into the property and threatened the dog’s owner with a bladed weapon.

The break-in happened at Meiklerigg Court in the city’s Pollok area at about 22:00 on Wednesday.

Police have urged anyone with information about the theft to contact them.

The three suspects are described as male, tall and all with muscular builds.

After the theft, they headed east towards Linthaugh Road carrying the nine-week-old puppy.

Detective Constable Christopher Sneddon, of Police Scotland’s Glasgow CID unit, said: “Thankfully nobody has been injured as a result of this incident, but the owner has been left evidently shaken.

“We are appealing to anyone who may have noticed three men acting suspicious in the area to come forward.

“If there is anyone who has possible CCTV or dashcam footage that could assist with our enquiries, please get in touch with police.

“I would also ask if anyone is approached about buying a puppy similar to this to get in contact with police.”

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