Hereford & Worcester

Thieves steal 4x4 with puppies inside from funeral

Jack and Otto
Image caption Jack and Otto's owner is offering a £500 reward, police say

A woman's 4x4 containing her two puppies was stolen while she was at a funeral.

The owner, a woman in her 40s from Bristol, was at a funeral in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, when her Land Rover was taken on Thursday.

The two seven-month-old miniature daschund puppies, called Jack and Otto, were in a wire cage.

Police said their owner was distraught and offering a £500 reward towards their return and a conviction.

Mulberry handbag

The incident happened outside St Peter's RC Church, in Rock Hill, between 1230 and 1345 GMT.

Last week, police warned Land Rover owners to be vigilant after several thefts in the Bromsgrove area.

The Land Rover Discovery is described as RAF blue with a metallic hint and was worth £12,000.

Jack is a red, smooth-haired daschund and Otto is brindle in colour. Both animals have been micro chipped, police said.

Other items in the car at the time included riding boots worth £200, a full-length mink coat worth £2,500, a Mulberry handbag worth £550, a Louis Vuitton purse worth £300, bank cards and a pair of glasses worth £560, the spokesman added.

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