THE owner of five dogs worth several thousands of pounds stolen from a house in Beercrocombe has been described as "too upset to talk" by police.

An investigation has begun into the theft, which was discovered last Monday morning (July 21), after the fawn-coloured dogs were taken overnight from the property.

The dogs are said to be worth around £7,000 altogether, and one is expecting a litter.

Police are looking for a three French bulldogs: a three year-old male with a black mask, a two year-old female with a black mask, white chest and tattoo on her belly, and a 6 month-old female puppy, also with a black mask.

Two pugs are also being searched for: a six year-old male pug with his left eye missing, and a 10-11 week-old female pug with a damaged left eye.

Police are calling for anyone who has seen any dogs matching the descriptions above for sale, or know who took them, to contact PC David Jeeves on 101 and quote crime reference number 74082/14.