A Dachshund who was stolen in a burglary in Saffron Walden has been reunited with her owners.

Twiglet was taken from her home in Catmere End at around 3pm on Wednesday, July 26, by an intruder who broke in by smashing the patio door with a hammer.

Internal CCTV footage showed the burglar capturing 16-month-old Twiglet and carrying her away.

Yesterday night (Thursday, July 27), Twiglet's owner was contacted by a member of the public who had seen the police appeal, and who was able to get them reunited.


Posting on a stolen dogs Facebook group, her owner said: "She’s a little subdued and a little stressed by the whole experience but a tip off this evening (via FB) from someone that had seen all of the publicity and awareness, has meant we were able to be reunited about 11pm this evening.

"We can’t thank everyone enough for all of the posts and reposts and noise that has meant that she most likely did become 'too hot to handle'."

A spokesperson for Essex Police said: "They are truly grateful and happy that their dog is safely back with them, unharmed.

"We’re continuing to appeal for witnesses or anyone with information that might be able to help our investigation into the burglary.

"Enquiries remain ongoing and no arrests have been made at this stage."

Anyone with information, CCTV or dash cam footage in relation to the incident is asked to get in touch with police.

You can get in touch by submitting a report on the Essex Police website, or by using the Live Chat service.

You can also call police on 101.

Please quote incident 739 of 26 July when providing any information to make sure it gets to the right person as quickly as possible.