A PUPPY has been killed by “cruel” intruders during an attempted robbery in a house.
Occupants of the property in Tranter Crescent, Aberlady, disturbed two men at 1.45am on Boxing Day.
It was only after the pair fled that the occupants realised their eight-week-old puppy had been removed from its cage in the kitchen and killed.
The pair are now being hunted by police over the “horrific” incident.
The first suspect is described as a white male about 25 years old, 5ft 9in to 5ft 10in, medium build, with a spotty (acne) chin/mouth area.
He was wearing a dark coloured hoodie with a light zip and pull cords on the hood, dark colour tracksuit bottoms and dark shoes or trainers.
The second suspect is described as being a man of similar build and height also wearing dark clothing.
Detective Inspector Samantha Ainslie, who is leading the investigation, said: “This was a horrific and cruel incident and it is essential we trace these men as soon as possible.
“In the meantime our enquiries are ongoing and high visibility reassurance patrols are being conducted in the local area.”
Anyone who recognises the description of the men, or who has any information about this incident is asked to call Police Scotland on 101 or through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.