Police investigating the theft of five show dogs from a home in Lissett, near Bridlington, believe they may have located the stolen animals.
Intruders entered the house on Thursday 10 April and took the five dogs, along with an array of expensive jewellery, a camera, photographic equipment, a bunch of keys and a laptop.
The dogs have not been formally confirmed as belonging to the family in Lissett, however police are working on the assumption they may have been found in Warrington, Cheshire.
Police were alerted to the find, after a 30-year-old man was jogging on Friday evening in Culcheth, Warrington when he allegedly came across five abandoned Chihuahuas down a dirt track.
He took the dogs, which he said looked hungry and dishevelled, to his home and contacted the police.
A spokesperson for Humberside Police said: “Identification is proving time consuming, however inroads are being made by Cheshire Police to formally identify who rightfully owns the five Chihuahuas.”
The police also thanked all those who shared the information relating to the appeal, and said they had received calls from all over the country about the stolen dogs.
Once the dogs are identified, they will be returned to their rightful owner and the burglary investigation will continue.
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