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A POLICE investigation has been launched after armed intruders broke-into a home to steal puppies.

Details of the violent robbery in Castlemilk's Barlia Drive emerged on social media this morning as the victim issued a plea for the puppies to return.

She claimed in a post that the bulldogs will not survive without their mother.

It is understood that the dogs can fetch up to £1,000 each and at least eight were stolen.

The victim also said that the armed gang, who had machetes and hammers, were violent towards young children in the house. 

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In the post, victim Shelby Hodge said: "If anybody sees any pictures or adverts or anything for these puppies then let me know ASAP! 

"Reward for any info given about these puppies because their three weeks old and will not survive without their mother or the milk we’ve been giving them."

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said their investigation was at an early stage and provided no further details on the crime.

She said: "We can confirm that we received a report of a robbery in Barlia Drive, Castlemilk in the early hours of this morning. 

"Enquiries are ongoing."