Search is on for final missing puppy

Albert Romaine and one of the pups

Albert Romaine and one of the pups

First published in News

THE hunt is on for the last remaining puppy of nine that was stolen from a house in Rodbourne last Monday.

Animal-lover Albert Romaine was left devastated when left his Percy Street home to go into town between 8.30am and 10.30am on Monday morning and returned to find the nine Staffordshire Bull Terrier/ Collie crossbreed puppies had been taken.

The 55-year-old said: “They were there when I went out but they were gone when I got back.

“I was in bits. I searched all over the house for them and I was shaking.”

Two of the smallest pups were returned home on Tuesday evening, and a third was found in West Swindon on Wednesday.

On Thursday a fourth puppy was found and on Friday three more – two of which were thought to have been spotted in the woods by members of the public – were reunited with their mother, five-year-old Lexi.

On Saturdaypuppy number eight was recovered, leaving just one more to be found.

Albert said: “I just cried when I heard that more of them had been found.

“I was even happier than I was when I had the first two back.

“It’s been so quiet without them. Now they are back it’s lovely to hear them playing.

“I am so happy they are all coming back.”

Albert remains concerned about the welfare of the final pup, since at only five weeks old it is still not fully weaned and may die without its mother.

Albert said: “I know the police will find the other five. Even if they have moved outside Swindon I know they will track them down.

“The police have been very, very, very good. If it hadn’t been for them i wouldn’t have got any of them back.

“I was really worried that they may have been sold and I wouldn’t have got any of them back.”

Police are continuing to search properties in Swindon to find the last puppy thanks to the support of the local community who have continued to raise awareness of the theft.

Detective Constable Mark Harris said: “It is great news that we have recovered puppy number eight now, and we will continue working to find puppy number nine.

“I’m impressed so many have been recovered so quickly, and that’s down to the support of the public and the local media for raising awareness of the burglary.

“I would urge anyone with any information to contact us immediately to help us find the final puppy and reunite it with its owner."

On Friday Wiltshire Police charged a 26 year old man with burglary in relation to the theft, and released another man on police bail pending further enquires.

It is thought that the person or people who stole the pups got into Albert’s home by using the spare key, which they may have stolen at an earlier time.

Albert has now had all the locks changed, and bolt locks installed on his front and his back door.

The missing pup has a mixture of black and white colourings.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Swindon Priority Crime Team, Wiltshire Police on 101. Alternatively, information can be left anonymously with Crimestoppers on 0800555111.

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8:30am Mon 20 Jan 14

anotherimigrant says...

Hope they find it soon, this is getting boring.

Could I offer to pay for the thing, then it would be like everything is back to normal. After all they are all going to be sold as soon as possible.
Hope they find it soon, this is getting boring. Could I offer to pay for the thing, then it would be like everything is back to normal. After all they are all going to be sold as soon as possible. anotherimigrant
  • Score: -6

8:35am Mon 20 Jan 14

anotherimigrant says...

tucker81 wrote:
Don't the police have more important things to do?

I wrote them same thing but they took it down.

Animal lovers. these are the same dogs that will bite a child's face off so no love lost for me,

Get robbed and beaten up see if you get as much time given by plod.

Crime is on the increase, or not, according to who you speak to.

Get robbed and see if they really care, crime number and that's it.

Get your cat stolen and the helicopter goes up and the whole of Wiltshire plod gets on your case.
tucker81 wrote: Don't the police have more important things to do? I wrote them same thing but they took it down. Animal lovers. these are the same dogs that will bite a child's face off so no love lost for me, Get robbed and beaten up see if you get as much time given by plod. Crime is on the increase, or not, according to who you speak to. Get robbed and see if they really care, crime number and that's it. Get your cat stolen and the helicopter goes up and the whole of Wiltshire plod gets on your case. anotherimigrant
  • Score: -10

8:43am Mon 20 Jan 14

anotherimigrant says...

So now we have the rest of the story. Well done EA, eventually.

But nothings going to happen to the scummy smack heads who broke in.

they'll be looking for there next victim/fix already.
So now we have the rest of the story. Well done EA, eventually. But nothings going to happen to the scummy smack heads who broke in. they'll be looking for there next victim/fix already. anotherimigrant
  • Score: 2

11:07am Mon 20 Jan 14

Davey Gravey says...

Someone breeding a dogs to sell gets dogs stolen by someone else who wants to sell them.
Either way these are animals being sold whilst there are thousands abandoned every year in Britain.
The time to regulate dog breeding is well overdue
Someone breeding a dogs to sell gets dogs stolen by someone else who wants to sell them. Either way these are animals being sold whilst there are thousands abandoned every year in Britain. The time to regulate dog breeding is well overdue Davey Gravey
  • Score: 3

4:39pm Mon 20 Jan 14

Tit4Tat says...

anotherimigrant wrote:
Hope they find it soon, this is getting boring. Could I offer to pay for the thing, then it would be like everything is back to normal. After all they are all going to be sold as soon as possible.
anotherimigrant, you're heartless and totally without feeling.....I'm glad I don't know who you are, such a cold-blooded empty wannabe "human", you should go back to where you came from. And it isn't a THING, it's a living, breathing, defenceless puppy - who will NOT bite a child's face off unless, like ANY breed of dog, it is brought up by an abusive and neglectful owner ........ where do you get your ideas from?? Shame.
[quote][p][bold]anotherimigrant[/bold] wrote: Hope they find it soon, this is getting boring. Could I offer to pay for the thing, then it would be like everything is back to normal. After all they are all going to be sold as soon as possible.[/p][/quote]anotherimigrant, you're heartless and totally without feeling.....I'm glad I don't know who you are, such a cold-blooded empty wannabe "human", you should go back to where you came from. And it isn't a THING, it's a living, breathing, defenceless puppy - who will NOT bite a child's face off unless, like ANY breed of dog, it is brought up by an abusive and neglectful owner ........ where do you get your ideas from?? Shame. Tit4Tat
  • Score: 2

4:43pm Mon 20 Jan 14

Tit4Tat says...

To anotherimigrant: My comment ".....who will NOT bite a child's face off unless, like ANY breed of dog, it is brought up by an abusive and neglectful owner ........ where do you get your ideas from??" was actually aimed at tucker 81.
To anotherimigrant: My comment ".....who will NOT bite a child's face off unless, like ANY breed of dog, it is brought up by an abusive and neglectful owner ........ where do you get your ideas from??" was actually aimed at tucker 81. Tit4Tat
  • Score: 0

7:47pm Mon 20 Jan 14

anotherimigrant says...

Tit4Tat wrote:
anotherimigrant wrote:
Hope they find it soon, this is getting boring. Could I offer to pay for the thing, then it would be like everything is back to normal. After all they are all going to be sold as soon as possible.anotherimigrant, you're heartless and totally without feeling.....I'm glad I don't know who you are, such a cold-blooded empty wannabe "humanI dont have animals or pets as I have children and dont want ars$e licking animals near my children, its unhygenic.

I definatly dont care wether you like animals, but cant understand why you think I should.

Towns should not have dogs in them as they are not in their natural environment. They c,rap everywere, cats too, and I find that offensive.
.
[quote][p][bold]Tit4Tat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]anotherimigrant[/bold] wrote: Hope they find it soon, this is getting boring. Could I offer to pay for the thing, then it would be like everything is back to normal. After all they are all going to be sold as soon as possible.[/p][/quote]anotherimigrant, you're heartless and totally without feeling.....I'm glad I don't know who you are, such a cold-blooded empty wannabe "humanI dont have animals or pets as I have children and dont want ars$e licking animals near my children, its unhygenic. I definatly dont care wether you like animals, but cant understand why you think I should. Towns should not have dogs in them as they are not in their natural environment. They c,rap everywere, cats too, and I find that offensive. . anotherimigrant
  • Score: 0

7:47pm Mon 20 Jan 14

anotherimigrant says...

Tit4Tat wrote:
anotherimigrant wrote:
Hope they find it soon, this is getting boring. Could I offer to pay for the thing, then it would be like everything is back to normal. After all they are all going to be sold as soon as possible.anotherimigrant, you're heartless and totally without feeling.....I'm glad I don't know who you are, such a cold-blooded empty wannabe "humanI dont have animals or pets as I have children and dont want ars$e licking animals near my children, its unhygenic.

I definatly dont care wether you like animals, but cant understand why you think I should.

Towns should not have dogs in them as they are not in their natural environment. They c,rap everywere, cats too, and I find that offensive.
.
[quote][p][bold]Tit4Tat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]anotherimigrant[/bold] wrote: Hope they find it soon, this is getting boring. Could I offer to pay for the thing, then it would be like everything is back to normal. After all they are all going to be sold as soon as possible.[/p][/quote]anotherimigrant, you're heartless and totally without feeling.....I'm glad I don't know who you are, such a cold-blooded empty wannabe "humanI dont have animals or pets as I have children and dont want ars$e licking animals near my children, its unhygenic. I definatly dont care wether you like animals, but cant understand why you think I should. Towns should not have dogs in them as they are not in their natural environment. They c,rap everywere, cats too, and I find that offensive. . anotherimigrant
  • Score: 0

10:56pm Mon 20 Jan 14

anotherimigrant says...

Tit4Tat wrote:
To anotherimigrant: My comment ".....who will NOT bite a child's face off unless, like ANY breed of dog, it is brought up by an abusive and neglectful owner ........ where do you get your ideas from??Oh right! Because I was confused???
[quote][p][bold]Tit4Tat[/bold] wrote: To anotherimigrant: My comment ".....who will NOT bite a child's face off unless, like ANY breed of dog, it is brought up by an abusive and neglectful owner ........ where do you get your ideas from??Oh right! Because I was confused??? anotherimigrant
  • Score: 0

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