Thieves lock rottweiller Cassie in toilet during break-in at Halifax home

Adrian Mann with his dog Cassie
Adrian Mann with his dog Cassie

THIEVES broke into a Halifax home, locked the owners’ pet dog in a toilet and escaped with jewellery, aftershave and a car.

Adrian Mann, 42, said his pet rottweiler Cassie was left traumatised by the theft at his house in Illingworth.

The usually-lively pup, who he says is gentle but will bark at strangers, has been lethargic since it happened.

“My sister goes to my house every day to let the dog out while I’m at work,” he said.

“She rang me asking if I had moved my car because it wasn’t there. I knoew someone must have taken the key fob from the house because you can’t drive it without the fob.”

Mr Mann, who is a pipe fitter and welder, captured the culprits on CCTV.

He had the cameras fitted around two-and-a-half years ago after someone damaged a previous car by running a knife across the bonnet.

The footage shows three men getting into and drivign away in Mr Mann’s blue vauxhall Astra VXR, registration VO58 ESG.

They also took a gold chain that was given to Mr Mann on his 18th birthday, another chain and a bottle of aftershave.

Anyone with information about the theft, which happened on Tuesday, May 29 at 2.45pm, that might help the police’s investigation should call 101 or Crimestoppers, where informatin can be passed on anonymously, on 0800 555111.