Adorable moment four German Shepherds are reunited with their owners by police after they were stolen from a home
- Mahzyar Farokhnejad had his six-week old puppies stolen from home Tuesday
- Puppies found in a nearby front yard on Mr Farokhnejad’s street on Wednesday
- Mr Farokhnejad said he was so worried he was unable to sleep the previous night
- Thieves remain on run as police urge anyone with information to come forward
Four German Shepherds have been reunited with their owners after they were cruelly snatched from their home.
Mahzyar Farokhnejad had his six-week old puppies stolen from his home in Thomastown, in Melbourne on Tuesday afternoon.
Remarkably, the next morning the ‘shaking’ pups were found in a nearby front yard on Mr Farokhnejad’s street by a mother walking her daughter to school.
Mr Farokhnejad said he had no idea who the thieves could be as police continue to hunt them down.
Mahzyar Farokhnejad (right) was reunited with his six-week old puppies on Wednesday morning after they were stolen on Tuesday afternoon
The four puppies were found dumped in a front yard on the same street as Mr Farokhnejad’s house
‘I thought they would be safe at my house, stealing puppies is just the saddest thing you could do,’ Mr Farokhnejad told The Herald Sun.
‘I couldn’t sleep at all, I was just thinking about the puppies and if they were alright.
‘(The mother Milo) was very upset that her pups were gone.’
The robbery unfolded when a stranger knocked on the door of Mr Farokhnejad’s home around 2.30 on Tuesday.
His girlfriend answered and it’s then believed the man’s accomplice jumped into the backyard and stole the dogs.
She went to check the puppies and found all but one had gone, and the back gate was wide open.
All the puppies except one and their mother Milo were stolen in the heartless act
Police are still looking for the thieves which stole the dogs around 2.30pm on Tuesday
The couple shared an alert on social media which was then shared more than 2,000 times in one day.
The woman who spotted the puppies in a nearby yard recognised them from the post and phoned Triple 0.
Police believe the attention the dogs received on social media prompted the thieves to dump the animals.
Senior Constable Michael McAuley is urging people to keep an eye out for the thieves.
The woman who spotted the puppies in a nearby yard recognised them from a social media post and phoned Triple 0
‘It was very cruel. It was quite cold this morning, (the puppies) were shaking,’ he told reporters.
‘Fortunately for us and the victims (the thieves) got scared and left them there.
‘Essentially the person going to the front door yesterday could have been a decoy for the other person taking the puppies, so we’re looking for one to two offenders at least.’
Police are looking for a man with a solid build and tanned skin.