Warwickshire Police issue advice amid social media rumours of dog thefts - The Rugby Observer

Warwickshire Police issue advice amid social media rumours of dog thefts

Rugby Editorial 26th Feb, 2021   0

POLICE have urged Warwickshire residents to report any suspicious activity relating to dog thefts, in response to rumours on social media.

The county’s police force issued a statement addressing recent concerns about dogs being stolen.

Insp Allison Wiggin, the force’s lead for rural crime, said: “This month, we’ve had two reported dog thefts and one attempted, which have involved both pet and working dogs. Enquiries are currently ongoing with those investigations.

“We’ve also seen a small increase in reports of suspected suspicious behaviour relating to dogs, which may be due to increased vigilance from owners.

“While these reports can sometimes turn out to be innocent, we would still rather be made aware. So if you do see or hear anything you feel is suspicious, please do let us know.

“We never underestimate the devastating impact the theft of a cherished pet can be to both the owner and the animal, and while it is still a rare crime, it’s sadly something we are seeing an increase in nationally.

“We are doing all we can to prevent offences and investigate those which have taken place. Please see our advice and if you do see any suspicious activity, report it to us.”

Visit https://tinyurl.com/xuwvt6 for Warwickshire Police’s advice on preventing dog theft.


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