A KENDAL family has been left devastated after their two pet dogs were stolen while out walking in a village near Lancaster.

The Lakeland Terriers, an adult female named Griz and her two-year-old pup Manic (pictured) were taken from the vicinity of Halton Mills, in the village of Halton, near Lancaster, at around 9am on Tuesday.

Owner Rachel Smith said that her husband had only let them out of his sight for a few minutes when they were bundled into a white van and driven away.

"The whole family is absolutely devastated. The are lovely dogs, really friendly, and we just can't imagine who would want to do something like this. We have been out looking for them all week but have had no luck," she said.

A reward is being offered for their safe return and anyone with information is asked to call 07932-481749.

BURGLARS were forced to flee empty handed from a works shed at a property in Flookburgh after they were disturbed.

The burglars were in the process of taking power tools, a strimmer, angle grinder and saw bench from the shed at the rear of a property in Moor Lane when they were disturbed at around 2.30am yesterday (Thursday).

POLICE are investigating a break-in at Arnside Sailing Club in which thieves stole £280 worth of goods. The raid is believed to have taken place at some point over last weekend, (Nov 20 to 21). Thieves forced entry into the clubhouse on the Promenade and stole a DVD player, six bottles of spirits and four bottles of wine, as well as a dustbin. The clubhouse's doors also sustained £100 worth of damage as the thieves forced entry into the building.

HIEVES made off with £700 worth of camcorder equipment from Capenwray Diving and Leisure, near Carnforth, striking while the owner was diving at 11am on Sunday.

THIEVES made off with £250 worth of concrete garden ornaments from a garden on Mill Lane, Bolton-le-Sands, at 10.30pm last Friday (Nov 18). The statues included a squirrel and gnome.

A QUAD bike worth £500 was stolen from a barn at a farm in Burton-in-Lonsdale last Thursday (Nov 17). The blue and white LT50 50cc Suzuki was stolen between 9.30am and 5pm.

DAMAGE amounting to £200 was caused to the gate of a car park at Arnside Knott, Arnside. The damage was caused overnight last Thursday (Nov 18).