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'Amazon delivery driver' walked off with pedigree miniature Schnauzer called Wilma - worth over £1,000 - when he dropped off package at family home

Dog owner Richard Guttfield, 51, was heartbroken when Levi Pislea, 22, stole his beloved 11-month-old puppy named Wilma from his home in Marsworth, Buckinghamshire

An 'Amazon delivery driver' snatched a pedigree miniature Schnauzer worth over £1,000 from a family's garden when he dropped off a package.  
Dog owner Richard Guttfield was heartbroken when Levi Pislea, 22, stole his beloved 11-month-old puppy named Wilma from his home in Marsworth, Buckinghamshire.
The 51-year-old worked out that the dog had gone missing at the same time as his parcel was delivered and so contacted Amazon in April last year.   

He searched frantically for five days scouring the area, putting up posters and making numerous phone calls to Amazon.
Pislea, who worked for an independent delivery service provider, denied going near the owner's garden or seeing any dogs. 
But his manager checked an app which tracked the driver's exact steps and showed he had walked around the outside of the house and into the garden where he took the dog.

His manager ended up going to his home where he found and the dog then reported Pislea to the police.
The thief then said he found the dog about a mile from the house, and did not realise it was the same one that his manager had asked him about.
Pislea, of no fixed address, denied stealing the dog.
At High Wycombe Magistrates Court he was given a 12 month community order and has been ordered to do 150 hours of unpaid work, as well as pay costs of £705.
Andrew Morgan, District Crown Prosecutor for the CPS, said: 'There was never any dispute that Pislea took the dog when he made his delivery; what's been demonstrated today is that he stole it rather than found it as he claimed.'
'Pislea lied when he said he hadn't been near the garden where the dog was - a lie that was proven by the tracker data of his steps. And it is clear that the garden was secure, meaning the dog could not have got out on its own.
'Added to that, he denied any knowledge of the dog when he was directly asked about it, and made no effort to reunite it with its owner over the four days that it was in his possession; all of which indicated his intention to keep it.'
After Wilma was found Mr Guttfield posted on Facebook: 'Wilma is back home and doing well, she was taken by a driver delivering an Amazon parcel to my house.'
In a further post Guttfield added: 'Wilma is safe and home now thanks to an amazing effort from a lot of kind hearted people.'
 An Amazon spokesman said: “This is inexcusable. The individual is no longer delivering Amazon packages for the independent delivery service provider.”

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