The 12-week-old pup called Milo was killed last night during a crime spree in Auckland suburb Glen Innes, when four homes were targeted nu skin product
The incidents all occurred in the Torrington Crescent region between 9.05pm and 9.35pm.
Police say the owners are in various states of ‘shock and grief’ particularly a family of five who lost their ‘much loved’ puppy.
Two of the offenders broke into the family home and threatened the male resident before he retreated with his family to a secure room.
When he felt it was safe to emerge he discovered a grisly scene in the family lounge where their purebred brown puppy had been removed from his crate and slaughtered.
A 16 year-old youth was arrested near the scene after next door neighbours saw him running from the property nuskin
The police tackled and detained him.
He will appear in the Auckland Youth Court on Thursday charged with two counts of unlawfully on property.
Police believe all four incidents are linked to the same offenders and are appealing for information from anyone not already spoken with about last night's events.
The first incident was an attempted burglary by one person nuskin group
The offender was disturbed by two occupants while trying to break into their address and fled.
The offenders fled over the fence to the neighbours' property where they challenged the home owner, smashed through a glass door and subsequently killed Milo.
Early indications are that no property was stolen from that address which is home to the family of five, including three children aged nine nu skin hk
, eight and four.
A short time later a woman arriving at her home in nearby Castledine Crescent was confronted by a young man who physically threatened her and subsequently stole her smart phone before fleeing over a fence.