Appeal for witnesses following attempted dognapping

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(Last Updated On: January 4, 2022)

Police have appealed for witnesses following an attempted dognapping in Plymouth last month.

Two men are reported to have tried to steal a dog from a woman in Victoria Park. The incident happened between 8pm and 9pm on 6 December on a tree-lined path leading from the Stuart Road entrance to the park.

The woman was walking her black Staffy cross dog when the men approached her. She was grabbed by one of the men as the other tried to take the dog. The dog retaliated and the woman managed to escape from the park with her pet. She was not injured in the assault but left very shaken.

Police are say they are investigating the incident and appealing for witnesses. They are seeking two suspects who are described as black, of average build and around 5ft 8-9ins tall. One of the men was aged in his mid to late 30s and was wearing a black or grey hooded top and black trousers.

Anyone who saw the incident or has information to assist with the police investigation is asked to contact police via 101@dc.police.uk or by telephone on 101, quoting crime reference CR/111642/21.

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