Armed thieves steal litter of DAY-OLD bulldog puppies in Stretford

Mail Online | 7/22/2014 | Richard Spillett, Crime Correspondent For Mailonline
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Armed robbers stole a litter of day-old bulldog puppies after threatening a heavily-pregnant woman and her three young children.

The shocking raid unfolded in the Stretford area of Manchester yesterday night, when two hooden men burst into the family home of Leeanne Corbett.

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They demanded cash and mobile phones before making off with the eight French Bulldog puppies, which were only a day old.

Ms Corbett, 26, said she thought her partner had arrived home when she heard the doorbell but when she answered the door she was pushed into the kitchen and held a butcher's-style knife to her stomach.

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The raiders demanded money from the sale of the dogs, but she replied they are only a day old and had not yet been sold.

The gang then wrenched a Playstation from her seven-year-old son's hands, but left the console after the mother pleaded with them not to take it.

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An incubator in which the puppies were being kept was then taken from the house and the pair disappeared.

Ms Corbett said the litter could die if they are not fed for more than 36 hours.

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She released a heartbreaking picture of the puppies mother, family pet Reign. The mother dog is said to be biting her paws because she is so distressed.

Leeanne added: 'Trying to sell them will be very hard. I think they won't know what to do with them. They need feeding every hour, they are puppies.

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