A pet owner was left devastated after opportunistic thieves stole her dog from her car as she stopped at a service station.
Chloe Tucker 24, from Consett County Durham left Eddy, a French Bulldog crossed with a pug in the car as she stopped for a toilet break with her two-year-old daughter Eva at Tibshelf Services on the M1.
When she returned to the car after about five minutes she found thieves had stolen the dog and luggage.
Chloe said; “Little Eddy was stolen out of my car last night by some heartless scum at Tibshelf Service Station as we literally popped to toilet and back out.
I’m absolutely heartbroken - he’s only ever known a loving family, he’s my baby.”
“We are offering a reward for his return - he will be terrified.”
A spokesman for Derbyshire Police said enquiries into the incident were ongoing.
Chloe and her partner Anthony Walker can be contacted on 07596213799.