Update (11/28/2017) — The puppies owner, Jeffrey Long says all four of his stolen purebred pitbull puppies had been returned as of Tuesday morning.

Update (11/27/2017) 6:15 p.m. — Owner, Jeffrey Long, told NEWS CENTER that three of the four puppies have been returned to the Hancock County Sheriff's Department. Long added that investigators told him they believe they know where the fourth puppy may be.

Long says he is "thankful" for everyone who helped spread the word about the missing puppies.

HANCOCK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — Sheriff's deputies in Hancock County are investigating a burglary after a man claimed that four of his purebred pit bull puppies were stolen from his home.

Jeffrey Long told police someone broke into his home on Sunday, Nov. 26 on Washington Junction Road in Hancock sometime between noon and 4 p.m and stole four of six puppies. Long says his home was locked and that someone broke into his home to steal the puppies.

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Puppies that family alleges were stolen from their home Sunday, Nov 26, 2017

According to a family friend, the puppies are six weeks old and still need their mother. They also already have families that are waiting for them.

Hancock County Sheriff's Department is asking if anyone has information about the stolen puppies to call them at (207) 667-7575.