Police in East Lothian have issued an appeal for witnesses to an attempted theft from a house in Aberlady this morning (December 26, 2014) in which a family pet was killed.
The incident took place in the town’s
Tranter Crescent about 1.45am while the family was sleeping.
The occupants disturbed the two men in the house, who then escaped.
They then discovered the intruders removed their eight-week-old puppy from its cage in the kitchen and had killed it.
The first suspect is described as a white male about 25 years old, 5’9” – 5’10”, medium build, with a spotty (acne) chin/mouth area. He was wearing a dark coloured hoodie with a light zip and pull cords on the hood, dark colour tracksuit bottoms and dark shoes or trainers.
The second suspect is described as being a man of similar build and height also wearing dark clothing.
Detective Inspector Samantha Ainslie, who is leading the investigation, said:
This was a horrific and cruel incident and it is essential we trace these men as soon as possible.
In the meantime our enquiries are ongoing and high visibility reassurance patrols are being conducted in the local area.
Anyone who recognises the description of the men, or who has any information about this incident is asked to call Police Scotland on 101 or through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.