Port Elizabeth police in the Eastern Cape on Monday said they were investigating a housebreaking during which the family pet pit bull was allegedly pepper-sprayed and locked up

Police spokesperson Colonel Priscilla Naidu said that the robbery occurred on Sunday night when the Linton Grange homeowners went out.

She said that when they returned they saw that the intruders had gained entry through the roof. Naidu said that it was suspected that the dog was pepper-sprayed and locked inside one of the bedrooms.

Naidu said that the suspects ransacked the house stealing household items including a TV, play station and clothing valued at R37 000.

Police are investigating a case of housebreaking and no arrests have been made.

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Author: ANA Newswire