'It's awful, I've been crying': Disturbing moment thief jumped over garden wall and CRAWLS into hutch to steal woman's pet rabbit

Manchester Evening News 0 month ago

This is the disturbing moment a thief jumped over a garden wall and CRAWLED into an outhouse to steal a pet rabbit.

CCTV footage captures the man crawling on all fours in the garden in Windsor Terrace, in Milnrow.

He then bends down beside the hutch and crawls underneath, before entering the stone outhouse, where two rabbits are sleeping.

The burglar spends around 30 minutes inside the outhouse and crawls back, carrying one of the rabbits inside a sleeping pouch.

He then scales the garden wall again and runs away with the pet.

Read more of today's top stories here

Natalie Clegg, owner of the rabbit named Arthur, has been left devastated following the burglary which took place on Saturday, October 19.

She rescued the brown coloured crossbreed from RSPCA Altrincham last year, alongside another brown rabbit named Olive.

Rabbits bond for life and the couple suffer from anxiety when they are not together.

Natalie said they both suffered a miserable start to life, living in cramped conditions and only fed bread, before they were rescued by the RSPCA.

Arthur, left, with his mate for life Olive, right

The 28-year-old is now desperate to re-unite the rabbits and is offering £100 for anybody who can help bring Arthur back home.

Natalie told the M.E.N: "It is unbelievable. We keep them safe outside, you don't expect someone to take one. They are not worth anything.

"He has taken my rabbit inside a fleece sleeping bag which we have to keep them warm.

 

"They were with the RSPCA for a year because nobody wanted them. I was the first person to come and see them, it broke my heart.

"They have a huge hutch in garden, they now have the most amazing lives."

She added: "Rabbits bond for life, they have been separated. When they are separated they get really depressed.

Natalie Clegg, 28, has been left devastated after Arthur was stolen.

"No human can give a rabbit the reassurance and comfort another does. They bond so closely. Seeing her suffer, I am so desperate to get him back."

"Maybe he thought they were worth something, they are large rabbits but he isn't worth anything.

"It is absolutely awful, I have been crying. I can't get my head around it."

 

Arthur is thought to be aged around two-years-old and weighs three kilos.

He is quite a large rabbit and has a mixture of brown and black fur, with lighter distinctive markings in 'wavy' shapes on his stomach.

As he was rescued he does not like being handled or picked up.

Arthur was stolen from a garden in Milnrow

The incident has been reported to Greater Manchester Police who have confirmed they are investigating.

An RSPCA spokeswoman said: “We are saddened to hear that Arthur is missing from his owner’s home after a suspected theft of the much-loved pet.

Arthur, left, has distinctive coloured fur on his stomach

“Arthur originally came into RSPCA care back in September 2018 from a multi-animal home where breeding had become out of control.

"Arthur and Olive, along with their four babies, came into the care of the RSPCA Altrincham Cheshire branch and the mum and dad rabbits were in foster care with the branch until they were adopted in July 2019.

“We understand this must be an incredibly worrying time and our hearts go out to Fudge’s owner, and his bonded rabbit Ashley.

“We would urge anyone who might have any information to please contact the police.”

Anyone with further information can contact GMP on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


Source link
Read also:
New York Daily News › Incident › 1 month ago
Thief robs store; thief has heart attack; thief says no more crime
The Sun › 1 month ago
THIS horrifying moment a BMW driver ploughs into a van before fleeing the scene as the victim crawls away from the wreckage in agony. The driver smashed into the shutters of a Rio’s Peri Peri chicken shop after running a red light in Coventry...
The Sun › 2 weeks ago
DISTURBING footage captures the moment a man’s pet dog was shot dead by a cop in his garden. Officer Javier Algarin climbed into Charles Dempsey’s back yard following reports of a drug deal happening in the area. The bodycam video – filmed in...
The Sun › 2 weeks ago
PET owners are heartbroken after a puppy and terrified rabbit died of fright from fireworks, it has been reported. Little black terrier Molly and grey one-year-old Archie suffered from the loud noises over the weekend. Susan Paterson said on Facebook...
Daily Mail Online › 2 weeks ago
WARNING DISTRESSING CONTENT: Donna Pilgrim shared a distressing video of her pet rabbit Archie shaking in his cage shortly before he died, as fireworks exploded nearby in Millbrook, Cornwall.
UPI › Entertainment › 1 month ago
James Corden's animated bunny Peter Rabbit leaves his home behind in the first teaser trailer for upcoming sequel, "Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway."
Business Insider › Lifestyle › 1 day ago
A Chinese hunter in Mongolia caught the bubonic plague after eating a rabbit he killed. A Chinese investigation, reported on by state media Xinhua, determined the man had eaten the rabbit on November 5. Since then, 28 people in close proximity to the...
New York Post › 1 week ago
A gutsy woman fought off a guy as he tried to steal her iPhone in Bronx, police said Thursday. Newly released surveillance footage shows the man sneak up behind the 26-year-old victim and grab onto her phone and bag as she walks to work along Bush...
Business Insider › Lifestyle › 1 week ago
Chewy is an online pet retailer that carries over 1,000 preferred pet-related brands and delivers right to your front door. A key feature is autoship, which allows you to create automatic recurring orders while saving 5-10% on select brands. There is...
The Sun › 1 week ago
THE Fall of the Berlin Wall happened 30 years ago today. Why was the Berlin Wall built and when did the wall come down? Here’s what we know. When did the Berlin Wall fall? The dismantling of the Berlin Wall was the climax of six months in which the...
Sign In

Sign in to follow sources and tags you love, and get personalized stories.

Continue with Google
OR