Puppy returned to owners after being stolen in burglary

Homeowners have been reunited with their puppy after he was stolen during a burglary at a Barnham home last week.

Picture provided by Sussex Police. SUS-170324-112124001

Barney, a 13-week-old golden retriever, was stolen from a property in Lake Lane during the early hours of Thursday morning (March 23).

Owners Stephanie and Chris Scott posted a delighted update on Facebook to say their much loved pet was home safe and sound after an appeal on social media was shared more than 200,000 times.

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Stephanie said Barney is going to the vets for a check up, but seems unharmed.

“He was a bit dirty and horrible but he’s had a bath and lots of TLC so he’s okay,” she said.

“It’s amazing, I can’t believe we have him home to be honest.

“We’ve had so much help and the response, people have been amazing, but it was like a finding a needle in a haystack.

“We’re lucky, very lucky.”

During the burglary, a blue Vauxhall Meriva car was also stolen and later found set alight in Market Close, Barnham, police confirmed.

Officers said the intruders also made off with two laptop computers, £400 cash and a handbag.

Anyone who may information about the burglary, suspicious people or vehicles in Lake Lane over recent days is asked to email [email protected], report details online here or phone 101, quoting serial 124 of 23/03.

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