Chihuahua foils burglary attempt

Myles McNulty with Lille the dog and her puppies

Myles McNulty with Lille the dog and her puppies - Credit: Archant

A CHIHUAHUA came to the rescue of its owners after thieves broke into their home.

Two-year-old Lille alerted her owners, Myles McNulty and his wife Justine, in the early hours of Monday morning last week when thieves broke into their Lower Stondon home.

The dog, who has just given birth to three puppies and is normally fairly passive, began barking when the thieves picked the front door lock and made their way into the kitchen.

She chased the thieves out of the house, but they made off with an iPhone, laptop, hard drive and a wallet.

Mr McNulty, who has lived in the village for 18 months and also owns a cocker spaniel and a poodle, was first altered by the dog at about 2.40am.

The 48-year-old said: “I could hear her barking so went downstairs to see what was wrong with her. That is when I realised we had been burgled and she had been locked outside. She was really distressed, and had it not have been for her the thieves could have taken off with much more.”

Mr McNulty, who works as a sales director, used his wife’s phone to trace the stolen items, via a mobile phone application.

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He found his valuables in hedgerow just off Carter Lane near the A505.

“I managed to recover my laptop, hard drive and iPhone, but they took my wallet,” he said. “If it had not been for the application to trace the items they would have gone back for them too.

“I’m really annoyed people can do this to someone else’s property and to a dog.”

Beds Police have confirmed two people have been arrested in connection with the burglary. They have been police bailed until August 1.

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