A puppy has been stolen following a burglary in Stanford-le-Hope.
Police are appealing for information after the chocolate and tan Dachshund called Ralph was taken after three suspects got into the house in Thors Oak through an insecure rear door.
They were disturbed by the victim but took a three figure sum of cash and Ralph who was seven weeks old.
The burglary happened at around 9.15am on Saturday, February 6.
The suspects are described as three white men aged between 18 and 22. One was around 5ft 6ins tall and was of a slim build. He was wearing and blue Parka type jacket with fur on the hood. The second was around 6ft tall and of medium build and was wearing a claret red jumper. The third was wearing a long black coat.
Anybody with any information or who may have been offered the puppy for sale is asked to contact Dc Andrew Marr at Grays CID on Essex Police 101.