A ferret has been left on its own after its three playmates were stolen.
Edward the ferret was pinched along with two female ferrets from Lancaster and Morecambe College, leaving John (known with his playmate Edward as Jedward) alone.
Police said the theft took place sometime between 4.30pm on Wednesday, June 5 and 7.30am on Thursday, June 6, when the ferrets were taken from a wooden pen situated in a remote car park of the college on Morecambe Road.
The thieves caused damage to the outside of the pen door where it was forced after the securing bolts were undone.
Three out of four ferrets in the pen were taken.
PC Simon Harrison said: “The ferrets were very popular with the students and have been trained to be friendly to humans. We need the public’s help to reunite them with their rightful owners.
“Both the female ferrets have distinctive mask markings so I’d ask people to take a look at the photographs and urge anybody with any information about the whereabouts of the ferrets or information about the persons responsible to contact police on 101 quoting log reference LC-20130606-0487.”
Edward is dark brown in colour and the two female ferrets are light brown ‘polecat’ ferrets with distinctive mask markings. Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.