South Yorkshire Police have started an investigation after three dogs were stolen during an armed robbery in Sheffield.
At around 3 pm on Monday 22 February, the victim and a friend had travelled to Burngreave to sell four puppies, two Cane Corsos and two Rottweillers, to a man they had met online.
When they arrived at the pre-arranged meeting point, their vehicle was approached by four males who were unknown to the victims.
One of the men is alleged to have pointed a gun through the car window, while the other men took the dogs from the car.
The suspects are said to have fled the scene on foot, dropping one of the dogs but making off with the other three.
One of the men is described as being Asian, of slim build and aged in his late twenties.
He was wearing a long black jacket down to his knees and a black beanie hat.
Another one of the suspects is described as White, slim but muscular with blonde hair and a Scottish, Irish or northern accent.
He was wearing a blue Nike tracksuit.
Detective Constable John Briers, investigating, said:
“I know this incident will cause concern in the community, but I would like to reassure people that enquiries by detectives and our local neighbourhood officers are continuing.
“I would urge anyone who saw what happened last Monday, or who may have information on the whereabouts of the dogs, to please get in touch. ”
Anyone with information that could help with the investigation is being asked to call the police on 101, quoting incident number 14/33564/21 (South Yorkshire Police).
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