Beloved French Bulldog stolen in violent Oldham robbery
Monday 8th January 2018 @ 10:12 by Tom Greggan
News Oldham

Police are appealing for information after a family’s beloved French Bulldog was stolen in Chadderton on Saturday.

At around 6am on January 6th, police were called to reports of a robbery on Mona Road. Two men broke into the property by smashing patio doors at the back of the house and went upstairs.

The two homeowners were asleep but one was woken when the offender put a knife to his throat and demanded money. Both homeowners were assaulted, leaving one with a serious injury that required hospital treatment.

The offenders ransacked their home and also took the family’s French Bulldog, called Rambo, before fleeing. A substantial reward is being offered for the return of Rambo. He is a black and tan French Bulldog and is microchipped. Anyone who thinks they see Rambo is asked to call 07722 520 069.

The offenders are described as white men, between 20-25 years old, of slim to medium build.

Detective Chief Inspector James Faulkner of GMP’s Oldham borough, said: “This is a staggering level of violence used on two people who were sleeping in the safety of their own home.

“To take possessions and money is one thing, but to break in, assault a sleeping couple and then steal their beloved dog, is truly horrific.

“There will be extra patrols in the area over the coming days and I’d encourage anyone with concerns to raise them directly with the officers.

“If you heard anything suspicious or saw two men that stood out on Saturday morning around this area, please contact police as soon as you can.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 9080 or 101, quoting incident number 449 of 06/01/18. Reports can also be made anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.