POLICE are on the hunt for a group of men after a pet dog’s ear was severed with a machete during a burglary at a home in Canberra.
Officers said the horrific attack happened about 10.50pm on Saturday March 17, when two men wearing balaclavas forced their way into a home in Watson.
The pair allegedly threatened the occupants of the home before a fight broke out and a gun was fired.
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“A brief altercation occurred, resulting in a male occupant suffering a laceration to his head,” ACT police said in a statement.
“The victim’s dog had its ear severed with a machete and a firearm was discharged into the premises by an offender.”
Police believe the offenders were not acting alone and had assistance from others – they’ve since released face-fits of four men seen in the vicinity of the aggravated burglary.
ACT Policing has released face-fits of four men seen in the vicinity of an aggravated burglary at a residence on Molesworth Street in Watson on 17 March. Police believe the four men may be able to assist in the investigation. Details here: https://t.co/uvlaF8DkkK pic.twitter.com/AiNSPVE29S
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Anyone who can identify the men or who has any further information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website.
You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.