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Two Charged Over Stolen Puppy
Two Bournemouth men have been charged with a burglary, where a 10-week-old puppy was taken.
Detectives in Bournemouth arrested three people over a burglary at a house in Richmond Park Road on Thursday 21 November.
Two men from the town, aged 26 and 19, have been charged with robbery. They are due to appear at Bournemouth Magistrates Court on Wednesday 27 November.
A 17 year old girl from Poole questioned on suspicion of handling stolen goods has been bailed until the end of December.
Buddy - a 10-week-old Jack Russell - was taken from his family's home some time between 12.50 pm and 2.45 pm, along with two cycle bikes, a laptop and some computer games.
The puppy was then found safe and well in the Bournemouth area on Sunday 24 November and has been reunited with his owners.
Dorset Police are continuing to investigate the initial burglary and enquiries are on-going.
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 21:236. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.
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