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Australia is coming together to find a tiny pug puppy that was stolen at knifepoint.

Police have publicly appealed for help in the search of a little pug named Egg who was dog-napped at knife point on Thursday night in Sydney’s Olympic Park.

At about 10.30pm on Thursday night police were called to Olympic Park after receiving reports of a robbery. Three men, armed with knives, had approached Egg and his 29-year-old owner as they walked through the park.

Initially, the men asked for the man’s wallet and backpack, and after the man complied, they left the scene taking defenceless little Egg with them.

14-week-old Egg has been described as a black Pug of a small breed who may be wearing a red collar around his neck.

Egg’s owner was uninjured in the robbery and contacted police immediately in search for his dog.

Social media users have expressed their sadness at Egg’s disappearance, with NSW Police’s Facebook plea shared more than 1,000 times at the time of writing.

“That’s like stealing a wee baby, pugs are literally like little babies, they’re very loyal to their owner, I couldn’t even leave mine to go into a shop or she would cry. Poor pug will be so upset,” one user wrote.

“Being robbed for wallets and phones is hard enough but to have your animal stolen is just the lowest of lowest [sic],” another added.

Police are urging the men to safely return the dog and attend their nearest police station, while appealing to anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.