Report of attempted dog theft in Stanley Common
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We are investigating a report of an attempted theft of a dog in Stanley Common.
It is thought to have taken place between around 2pm and 2.10pm on Monday 3 May. A man reported walking his dog in Bluebell Woods when he was approached by another man who appeared to reach out to stroke the dog.
The dog’s owner then noticed the man had what he thought to be a lead, which he was trying to attach to the dog.
Concerned that the man was going to steal his dog, the dog owner pulled his dog back but it is thought the dog has bitten the man’s arm.
He shook the dog off and ran off towards Morley Hayes Golf Club.
The man is described as wearing a grey tracksuit and a black face covering. He had been carrying a black leather lead and may have suffered an injury to his arm.
Officers would like to hear from anyone who may have noticed this man, or with any information, to get in touch.
If you think you can help please contact us using the below non-emergency methods, quoting reference 21*244077 and the name of the officer in the case, PC Andrea Blanche, in any correspondence.
- Facebook– send us a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary
- Twitter– direct message our contact centre on @DerPolContact
- Website– complete the online contact form derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us.
- Phone – call us on 101.
You can also anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111 or by visiting www.crimestoppers-uk.org.