Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a puppy allegedly stolen in Mooroolbark last month.
It is alleged two men attended a Mooroolbark address on Friday 24 January to view two rottweiler puppies advertised for sale online.
Once the men had possession of the puppies they ran from the address, dropping one of the puppies and fled the scene in a stolen car.
Police have charged a 19-year-old Burnside Heights man with theft and he has been bailed to appear at Ringwood Magistrates’ Court on 17 June.
Investigators have not located the stolen puppy and have released an image of the puppy in the hope someone knows of his whereabouts.
Anyone who has information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppervic.com.au.