American Bulldog puppy snatched as four men assault owner in terrifying attack before thugs leave
An American Bulldog puppy was snatched away as four men assaulted its owner in a terrifying attack.
Cops have called for the three-month-old French puppy, which was stolen in a bombing in Birmingham.
It is believed that around four men assaulted his owner on the Radleys just before 4 p.m. on October 9 and snatched the pup.
Officers say the men loaded the American Bulldog into a gray VW Golf and drove off.
Anyone who has seen French or has information about his plight is urged to contact Birmingham Police via live chat, or by calling 101, citing 20/1793140/21.
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