Man threatened at knifepoint in Glasgow home as three men steal Cairo - a nine-week-old American Bulldog

The owner of a two-month-old dog, Cairo, has made an emotional appeal to try to get him home following the animal’s theft in Glasgow.

Caitlin Maley said she has been left ‘completely heartbroken’ after three men broke into her home in Pollok, threatened her boyfriend at knifepoint, and stole her American Bulldog puppy named Cairo.

Police officers were called to Meiklerig Court at around 10pm on Wednesday, April 14 following the break in and theft.

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Nobody was injured during the incident.

Nine-week-old American Bulldog Cairo who was stolen from a home in Pollok on the night of April 14  (Photo: Police Scotland).
Nine-week-old American Bulldog Cairo who was stolen from a home in Pollok on the night of April 14 (Photo: Police Scotland).

The suspects are described as tall and all with muscular builds. They were wearing black balaclavas and dark-coloured tracksuits.

After the incident, they headed east in the direction of Meiklerig Crescent towards Linthaugh Road carrying the puppy.

Police enquiries are ongoing and Ms Maley has set up a gofundme page to raise a reward for her puppy, so far, raising over £600.

Posting on the page, Ms Maley said: “Last night three men came through the door of our home and held my boyfriend at knife point for my nine-week-puppy. The reward was £1000 but we have kindly been donated £500 so any help at all would be so appreciated - we just want our baby back.

"Please share everywhere until we get Cairo home. He’s never even been outside. We are so worried, shocked and completely heart broken.”

Detective Constable Christopher Sneddon, of Police Scotland’s Glasgow CID unit, said: “Thankfully nobody has been injured as a result of this incident but the owner has been left evidently shaken.

“We are appealing to anyone who may have noticed three men acting suspicious in the area to come forward and speak to officers.

“If there is anyone who has possible CCTV or dashcam footage that could assist with our enquiries, please get in touch with police.

“I would also ask if anyone is approached about buying a puppy similar to this to get in contact with police.”

Police can be contacted on 101 quoting incident number 3960 on Wednesday April 14.

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