Police launch appeal in theft of Milo the puppy from Chipping Norton High Street

The theft of Milo the puppy from the High Street in Chipping Norton has left his owners 'completely bereft.'

Friday, 5th March 2021, 12:00 pm

Two days after the theft officers with the Thames Valley Police are still looking for witnesses to the theft.

TVP officers have officially launched an appeal for information following the dog theft in Chipping Norton.

The incident happened after the victim parked his car outside of Barclays on Chipping Norton High Street, leaving his Mini Dachshund puppy inside.

When the victim returned a short time later, the dog had been taken.

The theft happened around 12.35pm on Wednesday March 3.

The puppy, who is called Milo, is listed as stolen with DogLost, the UK's largest lost and found dog service.

The dog is described as a chocolate brown male puppy called Milo who has been microchipped.

TVP officers are investigating the theft of Milo the puppy from the High Street of Chipping Norton

Milo also now has his own Facebook page, which can be viewed here: https://www.facebook.com/Milo-Dachshund-Stolen-Chipping-Norton-Oxfordshire-OX7-106840068131060Investigating officer PC Rachel Lundregan, based at Witney police station, said: “We are working hard to find out who is responsible for this theft including analysing all relevant CCTV and tracing any possible witnesses.

“This incident has left the puppy’s owners completely bereft.

"We are appealing for anyone who may have seen anything in the High Street on Wednesday lunchtime to come forward.

"For those who have dashcams, please check them in case you inadvertently captured something that could help our investigation.

TVP officers are investigating the theft of Milo the puppy from the High Street of Chipping Norton

“Similarly anyone who believes they may know of the dog’s current whereabouts should contact us immediately.”

Anyone with information can call 101 with reference 43210089040 or report it online.

Alternatively call independent charity Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111.