14/08/2014 12:53 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Thieves Steal Family's Pet Rabbit

Thieves steal young family's pet rabbit

Children have been left heartbroken after their pet rabbit was stolen by thieves in the middle of the night.

Max, a three-year-old male English white rabbit, was still in his hutch when he was taken from the garden of the secluded home in Thorne, South Yorkshire.

Mum Sandra Fowles, 41, said her children Jodie, 16, Callum, 14, Cameron, six, Elsa, four, and two-year-old Heidi had been looking after Max since he was seven weeks old.

The theft was captured on security cameras which her husband Ashley, an electrician, had set up on a wall of their property.

It shows a car driving past at around 1am, before two young men appear wearing dark jackets and trainers.

After removing recycling bins from on top of Max's hutch, they then pick up the rabbit's home and carry it away.

The family have passed the footage to South Yorkshire Police and have also shared the footage online in a bid to catch the culprits.

The theft happened at around 1am on Friday, August 16. Contact police if you have any information.