Detectives are appealing for information after two puppies were stolen during a burglary in Runcorn.
At around 2.30am on Tuesday 29 September two unknown men broke into a house in Whitchurch Way.
The pair stole two lilac tan English bulldog puppies before fleeing the address.
Enquiries in relation to the incident are ongoing and officers are urging anyone with any information or footage that may aid their investigation to get in touch.
Detective Constable Ciara Murphy, of Runcorn Local Policing Unit, said: “The victims in this case have been left absolutely devastated by the loss of their puppies.
“We are committed to doing all that we can to trace the men responsible and have the pets returned to their rightful owners.
“Both of the puppies are male and easily recognisable.
“One of them has a small hole in the roof of his mouth that requires medication, and may require surgery in the future.
“The puppies have also been microchipped and are registered on the national database, making them extremely hard to sell.
“As part of our ongoing enquiries we want to hear from anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the Whitchurch Way area of Runcorn overnight or believes they have CCTV footage which could be relevant to our investigation.
“The same goes for anyone who thinks they may know the identities of the burglars.
“We also want to speak to anyone who believes they have seen the puppies since they were stolen or has information regarding the pets’ current whereabouts.”
Anyone with information or footage that may help the investigation should call Cheshire Constabulary on 101, quoting IML 816073, give the details via https://www.cheshire.police.uk/ro/report or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.