Lola, the pug, was stolen from her owner, Kate Witham, and earlier this week. The Essex Police searched a home in Fern Hill Lane, Harlow, last week and discovered little Lola. Police say three people – two men aged 22 and 34, and a woman aged 23 – were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to burgle, and the woman was arrested on suspicion of theft, after the pug was discovered.
Detective inspector Alison Hooper said: “We have been working hard to tackle a recent spike in burglaries and car crime in the Harlow area and these arrests are just part of our response. We have also recently charged another man with conspiracy to steal and two others with burglary and they are currently before the courts.”
Lola was reunited with Witham at the Harlow Police Station and got visibly excited to see her. “I had been so worried about Lola since she went missing so when I got the call from the police I was over the moon,” Witham said. “As soon as I saw her, her little tail went into overdrive and I instantly knew it was her. I am just so happy to have her back.”