Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Thieves steal family dog and car from home in Muirhouse

Thieves who broke into an Edinburgh house before stealing the family's car and pet dog are being sought by police.

The family were sleeping in their home in Muirhouse when the intruders broke in sometime between 03:30 and 08:30 on Sunday.

The dog was a black male Staffordshire bull terrier which was between two and three years old.

It was put in the family's grey Peugeot 206 car by the thieves, who then drove off.

Police are also investigating the death of a pet rabbit at a nearby property, which they believe may be linked.

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