Suspects arrested for raids at gunpoint and theft of puppies.

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Emergency services were called to Derwent Road West, in Old Swan, at about 14.25 on Sunday to receive reports of a robbery.

Detectives investigating a suspected robbery at gunpoint in which American Bulldog puppies were abducted have charged two men.

A number of dogs were stolen on Sunday.

A Merseyside police spokesman today confirmed that Lewis Prendergast, 23, of Island Road, Garston, and Stephen Prendergast, 42, of Deane Road, Kensington, were charged in connection with the crime.

The victims inside the house were previously posted in social media to say that their “little daughter” was in the house during the alleged incident.

Police said a car and “a number of dogs” were stolen from the address after two men with guns allegedly entered through the back door of a house.

The couple is charged with robbery and possession of an imitation firearm with intent to commit a crime.

A police spokesman said: “We have charged two men with robbery and possession of an imitation firearm after it was reported that a car and dogs were stolen from an address in Old Swan on Sunday afternoon (October 18).

They were remanded in custody to appear in Liverpool Magistrates Court, where the case was referred to Liverpool Crown Court for a hearing next month.

“The officers were called to Derwent Road West shortly after 2.25pm where it was reported that a group of men entered through a back door, one carrying a firearm and another carrying a knife.

“Lewis Prendergast, 23, of Island Road, Garston, and Stephen Prendergast, 42, of Deane Road, Kensington, were arrested and charged in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday, October 20) with robbery and possession of a counterfeit firearm with intent to commit a crime.

“They were remanded in custody to appear before the Liverpool District Court this morning.

“The men demanded cash and jewelry as they made threats before leaving with a number of American bulldogs and a car parked outside the door.

“The car and some of the dogs were later recovered.

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