DARING thieves threw a piece of meat to a 55kg alsatian and locked him in a courtyard while they burgled his owner’s Joondalup home on February 18.
Lloyd Gaunt had been out on a Saturday night and arrived home about 10.30pm to discover his glass front door had been smashed in.
Mr Gaunt said the intruders had used ox-tails to entice his dog outside, while they stole private documents, as well as jewellery and electrical products.
Oddly, a two-litre bottle of orange juice was also among the items taken.
“I had to take my kids and my dog to my partner’s house because they were quite scared,” he said.
He faced identity theft concerns because his traveller’s credit card and family passports were stolen in the burglary.
A file full of business documents was also taken.
“That’s what my biggest problem was… I had to cancel all my passports, my credit cards and my internet banking,” he said.
Det Sgt Ray Burton said he did not consider Joondalup worse than anywhere else for burglaries.