CCTV appeal launched after attempted dog thefts in Fenland
Police have released CCTV images of a man they want to identify in connection with attempted dog thefts in Fenland
A number of suspicious incidents have been reported to police between 21 February and 8 March, mentioninng a blue Audi A3.
Two instances of attempted burglaries were reported in Thorney and Emneth on 22 February and one in Wisbech St Mary on 8 March.
DS Richard Ellison, from the Acquisitive Crime Team, said: “We have had a lot of reports of suspicious activity involving a blue Audi A3 and we would now like to identify the man in the CCTV images, therefore if anyone has information about who he is, please get in touch.”
Anyone with information is urged to contact police via the web chat service at https://bit.ly/3vsiYDw or online at www.cambs.police.uk/report quoting ‘Operation Revna’. Anyone without internet access should call 101.
Police have given dog owners advice to help prevent thefts of pets.
- Keep an ID tag on your dog at all times
- Lock gates using bolts at the top and bottom, along with a heavy-duty padlock
- Ensure there are no places where dogs or other animals can escape or be pulled through, if they are left in a back garden
- Never leave your pet in the garden unattended
- Fit a bell or gate alarm so it makes a sound when someone opens it
- Purchase a driveway alarm so you are alerted to any visitors, these can also be used in rear gardens
- Make sure your dog is microchipped and their details are updated so that they can be returned if they are stolen and subsequently found
- Avoid leaving a dog tied up outside a shop or left alone in a car, even for a few minutes
- Take lots of photographs of your dog to prove ownership if it’s stolen and then found
- Report dog theft to police straight away