Two people have been nabbed by police following an alleged break-in and dog-napping at Maitland this week.
Investigations into a break and enter at a Sempill Street address led officers to a tent set up in a reserve on the same road around 2.30pm on Thursday.
Inside the tent they located a puppy believed to have been stolen along with a guitar from the nearby home.
A short time later, a 44-year-old woman and a 46-year-old man arrived at the reserve.
They were arrested and taken to Maitland Police Station where the woman was charged with aggravated break and enter dwelling in company – steal.
The man was also charged with aggravated break and enter dwelling in company – steal, and dispose property theft – serious indictable offence.
They were both refused bail to appear before Maitland Local Court today.
The puppy was uninjured and has since been returned home.