A MAN has been arrested in connection with a dog theft in Malvern last week.
The man, who is in his 30s, was arrested on Sunday (March 6) on suspicion of theft after a one-year-old French Bulldog was stolen on Elgar Avenue on Thursday (March 3) at about 12.20pm.
He has since been released on police bail as investigations into the incident continue.
Following extensive searches officers were able to locate the dog on Friday (March 4) in a hedge at Strensham Services and later reunited the animal with its owner.
The dog was checked over before it was reunited with its owner, and was found to be well and unharmed.
Officers are still appealing to the public to help identify the two men who are reported to have distracted the owner before the dog was stolen.
Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has CCTV or dash-cam footage is asked to visit www.westmercia.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/ quoting incident number 91i of 4 March 2022.
Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously 0800 555 111.