A BURGLAR broke into a home and stole the family's pet dog.

Police are appealing for information to help find Bruce, a six-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier.

He was taken from his home in Coombe Lane, Shepton Mallet overnight between Wednesday and Thursday last week (May 5 to 6).

Nothing else was taken.

Bruce is black with a white belly and has bald patches on his side.

He is a beloved family dog and is sorely missed by his owners.

If you know his current whereabouts or have any other information which could help the investigation call police 101 quoting reference 5221100065.