Woman assaulted as puppy stolen from Cochrane breeder’s home: RCMP

A Cochrane breeder said this puppy was stolen from her home Sunday night. Cochrane RCMP

A Cochrane woman, who is a French Bulldog breeder, has reported a puppy was stolen from her home by a couple who claimed to be interested in purchasing a dog.

According to a news release Monday, Cochrane RCMP said they were called out to a home near Township Road 264 Sunday night.

Police said the homeowner claimed the couple had come to look at a litter of puppies she had for sale.

RCMP said the potential buyers came into the woman’s home, picked up an eight-week-old puppy and ran away.

The homeowner said she tried to follow the man and woman but was shoved to the ground.

According to police, the couple left in a blue sports car and were last seen heading east on Highway 1A.

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RCMP are looking for a man who is between 5’10” and 5’11” with short brown, well-styled hair. The woman is described as very small with a slender build and brown hair.

The blue nose French Bulldog is valued at $4,000.

Global Calgary was forwarded this Facebook post Sunday:

As of 6 p.m. Monday, it had been shared over 680 times. We reached out to the woman from the original post but have not heard back.

If you have any information you are asked to contact the Cochrane RCMP or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-222-TIPS.

Editor’s note: We are aware of the gender discrepancy in the description of the suspects between the RCMP information and the Facebook post. A request for clarification has been made.

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