Appeal for witnesses and information following theft of dogs from Stockwood

Police have today appealed for information about the theft of two “high value” dogs from a flat on Sturminster Road in Stockwood.

They say that on 29th January unknown people gained access to the address by forcing the front door open and stole the two American Bullies. One is a 17-month-old champagne coloured female called Moet and the other a 12-month-old grey coloured male called Ghost.

“An investigation is currently under way to identify the thieves and locate the dogs.

“Any witnesses or anyone with information that could assist our investigation should call 101 quoting crime reference number 5221020907.”

Police say although there have been only a relatively small number of dog thefts in Avon and Somerset in recent years, they advise owners to observe the following crime prevention advice:

Keep your dog’s microchip details up to date and ensure they wear a tag with your name, address and phone number – but not the dog’s name.

Have lots of photos of your dog including some together with you.

Make sure your garden is secure.

Train your dog to come to you when called.Vary the time and routes of your walks if you can.

Use a reputable kennels or dog-sitting service, ideally through recommendation, and always check references.

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