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Woman arrested over Guinea pig thefts

Woman arrested over Guinea pig thefts

Thursday 23 January 2020

Woman arrested over Guinea pig thefts

A 26-year-old woman has been arrested after turning up at Police HQ with two Guinea pigs that were stolen from a pet shop earlier this week.

A spokesperson for the Force said the two Guinea pigs, which were taken following a break-in at Pets Paradise in the early hours of Monday, were "safe and well."

The arrest comes after an appeal for witnesses to the rodent robbery issued this morning.

Police Headquarters

Pictured: A woman turned up at Police headquarters with the Guinea pigs this afternoon.

In their call for more information, Police explained that the pigs - one of which was black and white, and the other white with red eyes - were pilfered between 02:45 and 03:45 from Pets Paradise, and that the suspected perpetrator dropped a number of pet harnesses in the children’s play area in People’s Park. The shop's window was smashed in the process.

But shortly after 15:30 this afternoon (Thursday 23 January), Police announced that the missing pigs had been returned to Pets Paradise.

A statement read: "A 26 year old female presented herself with the Guinea pigs at PHQ Reception this afternoon, she was interviewed and subsequently arrested.

"She remains in custody at this time."

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