Police have released CCTV images of two people they want to speak to after a dog was stolen from the front garden of a house in Thurrock.
Minnie, a four-year-old toy poodle, was taken from Rushdon Close between 7.50pm and 8pm on February 29, 2016.
Her family is devastated and are pleading for anyone with information to call police.
Minnie s owner Kellie Bird said: “We got Minnie for my 11-year-old son who has ADHD. Before Minnie arrived he wasn t able to show any affection but within days of having her he showered her with affection and turned into a loving little boy. He s devastated that she s been taken and is like a lost little boy, he just doesn t know what to do with himself.
“I just don t understand why anyone would do this to us and would ask anyone who knows anything to tell police. We need Minnie back.
Pc Jamie Haskoylu said: ‘We believe the suspects are local to the area as they arrived and left on foot from the theft. Someone in the local area must know who is responsible or have seen Minnie since the incident occurred. Please get in touch.
Anyone who recognises the people shown in the CCTV images is asked to contact Pc Jamie Haskoylu on 101. Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.