Two French bulldogs stolen from garden

One of two French bulldogs stolen from a garden in Souther Cross, Chelmsford Picture: ESSEX POLICE

One of two French bulldogs stolen from a garden in Souther Cross, Chelmsford Picture: ESSEX POLICE - Credit: Essex Police

Police are investigating the theft of two dogs from the garden of a property this weekend.

One of two French bulldogs stolen from a garden in Souther Cross, Chelmsford Picture: ESSEX POLICE

One of two French bulldogs stolen from a garden in Souther Cross, Chelmsford Picture: ESSEX POLICE - Credit: Essex Police

The pair of French bulldogs were stolen from a garden in Essex on Saturday afternoon.

Essex Police said: “We are appealing for information after two French bulldogs were stolen from a garden in Souther Cross, Chelmsford, on Saturday, September 12.

“We received a report at 4.20pm that the dogs had been taken.”

Anyone with information, or anyone who has been offered the dogs for sale, should call 101 quoting crime reference 42/146296/20.

The thefts follow a recent spate of similar crimes in Suffolk and Essex.

Dog owners have raised concerns about white chalk markings – with the marks spotted on brickwork, gates and fences at their homes.

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While fears were voiced on social media that the marks were being used by thieves to target homes, police said they had no evidence to indicate this was the case.

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