TECUMSEH -- Essex County OPP are looking for “persons of interest” after family dogs were poisoned during a break-in and theft in Tecumseh.

The incident took place on Concession 11 on Dec. 23, 2019 around 1 p.m.

Police say a member of the household arrived home and saw a silver Dodge car leaving the family's driveway at a high rate of speed.

When they got on the road, the suspect’s car struck the culvert causing considerable damage to the vehicle's front end.

The vehicle fled north on Concession 11 to County Road 42 and was last observed heading north on Banwell Road.

Police say the home had been ransacked and several items were stolen.

Officers say what was even more alarming, was that the family's two dogs appeared to have been poisoned and required urgent medical assistance.

OPP obtained surveillance video of the persons of interest and their vehicle that was taken from another location prior to this break-in.

Anyone able to identify these individuals is asked to contact the Essex County Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) at 519-723-2491.

Anyone with information regarding this or any other incident is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).