A DOG breeder faces renewed heartbreak after thieves stole pedigree Chihuahuas worth more than £11,000 from his home, following no less than three similar thefts.
Barry Hales was still getting over three previous thefts in the past 18 months when thieves escaped with three pedigree Chihuahuas worth £4,000 in the latest raid.
The 53-year-old stroke sufferer, who has bred dogs for 35 years, has been forced to consider installing cameras at his kennels in London Road, Capel St Mary, Suffolk and has offered a £1,000 reward for any information which leads to a conviction.
The latest theft was on the morning of Sunday, December 30th. It is believed the dogs were stolen between 5pm on Saturday, December 29, and 8.15am the following day. Suffolk police have launched an investigation.
All three are bitches. One is four years old and a red sable colour. The other two are both 18 months old. One is cream and the other is apricot-coloured.
Police want to hear from anyone who has been offered the Chihuahuas for sale or who may have information about the theft.
Anyone with information on the thefts is asked to call Pc Debbie Tyrrell at Suffolk police's East Babergh safer neighbourhood team on 01473 613500