Within just two days of the suspected burglary being reported, six dogs that were taken in Carmarthen have been returned to their owner.
Dyfed-Powys Police were able to reunite the dogs with their distraught elderly owner, thanks to swift work by their dedicated officers.
On Wednesday 3rd February, the force received a report of a burglary, during which four King Charles cavaliers, a bichon fries and a golden cocker spaniel were taken.
PC Sophie Adams was assigned the case and immediately began carrying out enquiries to locate the dogs to get them back to their 77-year-old owner. Pc Adams was supported by Carmarthen response officers, colleagues from the Pembrokeshire division, and roads policing officers.
Sergeant Darren Morgan said:
“One of the dogs was found nearby, and PC Adams conducted all possible lines of enquiry to find the other five as quickly as possible.
“Using information supplied by the owner, she was able to identify a vehicle which was brought to a stop by Pembrokeshire Roads Policing Unit in the Haverfordwest area on Thursday morning.”
On Thursday 4th Febraury, two warrants were carried out during the afternoon, with the remaining five dogs recovered.
The dogs were scanned for microchips, and were confirmed to be those suspected of being stolen the previous day.
Sgt Morgan said:
“PC Adams updated the owner of the dogs, who was understandably delighted. Thanks to her determination and enthusiasm, PC Adams ensured the injured party had his dogs returned safely.
“The support and assistance in the investigation by a number of departments was greatly appreciated, and contributed to the positive outcome for the owner.”
Dyfed-Powys Police said a 17-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of burglary, and released under investigation pending forensic investigations and digital enquiries.
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