Family's French Bulldog Stolen During Burglary in Essex
Credits: Essex Police

Police are asking for the public’s help searching for a stolen pet dog during a break-in at an Essex home on May 24, 2023. 

Pearl, a tan and lilac-colored French Bulldog, was reported missing around 08:20 BST near Winston Way, Halstead.

The alarm had raised when 2 persons who were arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary were released on bail.

Essex Police has urged the public to report any information about the incident.

The authorities are also asking for CCTV or dashcam footage around the neighborhood at the time of the crime.

“Officers are appealing for the public’s help to find Pearl and assist with the ongoing investigation. If you have seen Pearl or have any information which could support, please get in touch. If you have any information, CCTV, dash cam or other footage in relation to this incident, then please get in contact with us.

You can let us know by submitting a report on our website or by using our online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm. Visit to find out more about our website reporting services.

Alternatively you can call us on 101. In an emergency always call 999. If you would like to make an anonymous report you can contact independent charity @CrimestoppersUK, by visiting their website or by calling 0800 555 111. Please quote incident 42/92943/23 when providing any information to make sure it gets to the right person as quickly as possible.”


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