Police are investigating after a much-loved family pet was stolen from a Kensington backyard on Friday.
The theft occurred when the 9-week-old Labrador puppy was taken from the yard of Kensington Road address between 12.45 -1.15pm.
The dog’s owner did hear a noise coming from the backyard but did not investigate until a short time later, finding a section of corrugated fencing pulled back and the puppy gone.
The family have provided an image of the puppy in the hope that someone will see it and contact police.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppervic.com.au.