A family has appealed for help after a thief broke into their home and stole their two dogs in broad daylight.
Cavan Dixon and girlfriend Brooklynn Robert said their dogs – Nitrous the American Bully XL and Mercury the English bulldog – were snatched from their home in Kings Heath, Birmingham while they were out last Friday (May 14).
CCTV from nearby homes shows the man, dressed in black clothing, walking calmly through a car park at around midday with the animals which are each worth thousands of pounds, Birmingham Live reports.
In another clip he is seen carrying four-month-old Nitrous while Mercury runs along to catch up.
He was last seen running with both dogs in tow.
When Brooklynn returned home at around 2pm she saw the dogs were gone with the back door and kitchen door open.
The pair re-watched the footage and believed they were being watched before the break-in.
Cavan, 21, told Birmingham Live: "The way he has taken them is similar to how I leave the house with them. When I take them out I run with them to where there’s a field. And that’s how he did it.
“He has then come out of alleyway by our neighbour’s house.
"Why we know we have been sussed out is our house is up a little grove off Brandwood Park Road. It’s such a close-knit community.
“He’s taken the dogs and been able to go straight on the canal and be on another bit of town in a few minutes."
The incident has also left their three-year-old daughter heartbroken.
"Our daughter keeps asking us when the dogs are coming back. She’s three," he added.
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"They have literally stolen from children and it feels like they have kidnapped out babies."
Cavan described his dogs are like brother and sister despite being different breeds.
Both Nitrous and Mercury have the same routine as he walked and fed them at the same time.
A spokeswoman for West Midlands Police said: “We’re investigating after two pedigree dogs were stolen from a house in Boatmans Reach, Kings Heath.
“It happened at around midday on Friday (14 May). An investigation is underway.
“We’d urge anyone with any information to contact us via live chat on our website or call us on 101. Please quote crime reference number 20/245106/21.”
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