June 14, 2014 7:51 pm

5 pit bull puppies stolen from Abbotsford property

The puppies were safely returned to their owners.

@CstMangat / Abbotsford Police

VANCOUVER – Abbotsford police officers were able to reunite a litter of puppies with their owners soon after they were stolen overnight.

The occupants of a rural property in the Bradner Road area called police just after 1 a.m. to say five of their seven pit bull puppies had been taken from a secure barn.

Several people had contacted the owners through online ads and expressed interest in buying the dogs.

“We chased down one of those leads and literally came upon four suspects and the puppies in a vehicle in central Abbotsford,” said Ian MacDonald, public information officer with the Abbotsford Police Department.

“We affected the arrest and we were able to safely return those five puppies back to their owner.”

“It’s a happy-ending story,” added MacDonald.

Four teenage boys were arrested and now face possible break and enter charges.

An Abbotsford Police officer with one of the puppies. Credit: @CstMangat / Abbotsford Police.

@CstMangat / Abbotsford Police.

© Shaw Media, 2014

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