A pet owner is devastated after their two prized pet dogs were stolen.
Police are appealing for information after the dogs, a Lakeland terrier and Jack Russell, were snatched from the back garden of a house on Whalley Road in Lancaster.
During the night, a thief climbed over the locked garden gate and removed the two dogs from an internal dog run.
The terrier is called Peg and is red in colour.
She is five years old and is chipped.
The Jack Russell is called Jip and is tri coloured with a hole in the right hand side of its mouth from a previous injury.
He is four and a half years old.
PC Bryony Fell from Lancaster Police said: “The owner of the dogs is understandably upset and id appeal to anybody that saw anybody acting suspiciously on Whalley Road or anybody that thinks they have been offered the dogs for sale to contact police on 101.
“There is no way in which the dogs could have escaped from the garden as they live out in their own secure run and the garden gate is secured from within with a bolt lock.”
The dogs were stolen sometime between 9pm on Wednesday, May 8 and 9am on Thursday, May 9.
People with information can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org.
No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.