FIVE Samoyed puppies were stolen from their owner’s backyard in Carlingford, early on Wednesday morning.
Police said the kidnappers entered the yard in Parkland Road and broke the padlock of the dogs’ enclosure between 10pm, Tuesday and 7am the next morning.
The five-week-old puppies, three males and two females, and their parents, Ricky and Lucky, were then taken.
However, the older dogs were later found.
‘‘I got a call from an Epping vet who said there were two dogs there, microchipped in my name,’’ their owner, Richard Demarco, said.
‘‘I’m very lucky to have Lucky and Ricky back; there were no injuries on them either.
‘‘But they look really scared.’’
He said he first noticed something wrong on Wednesday morning.
‘‘The dogs usually start barking around 7am, but it was that time and there was no noise,’’ Mr Demarco said.
‘‘I looked in the backyard; saw nothing except the side gate open.’’
He said he was still distressed about losing the puppies and wanted them back as soon as was possible.
‘‘It’s very important because their mother is moaning every night, which is sad and also disturbs the neighbours,’’ Mr Demarco said.
‘‘The other thing is that some other people have already paid for the puppies.’’
He said the dogs were not yet microchipped, but he believes if they are found he can prove ownership.
Anyone with any information on the missing Samoyed is urged to contact The Hills police on 9680 5399 or Crime Stoppers.