Reported dog theft in Lincoln

Update 8th October 

We are seeking assistance to locate the man in the image in connection with the theft of a 16-week-old German Shepherd.

The puppy was reported stolen from the back garden of a property between 11:30am-12:30pm on Saturday 2nd October. It is believed to be an isolated incident. 

We believe the man in the image may be able to assist us with our investigation.

He is described as white, of a medium build, with black hair. He was wearing a dark brown hooded jumper with black trousers.

If you know who this man is or can assist us with our investigation, please contact us by calling 101 quoting incident 210 of 2nd October. 

 

Update 6th October

Following a review of CCTV in the area, we are now looking for one suspect in relation to the reported dog theft from the Burton Waters area in Lincoln.

The suspect is described as a white male, of medium build with black receding hairline. He was wearing a brown jumper with an orange logo on it as well as dark trousers. 

The 16-week-old German Shepherd was reported stolen from the back garden of a property between 11:30am-12:30pm on Saturday 2nd October. It is believed to be an isolated incident. 

If you witnessed the incident or have any information that can assist with our enquiries, please contact us by calling 101 quoting incident 210 of 2nd October. 

Original release

We are appealing for witnesses after a 16-week-old German Shepherd was stolen from Burton Waters in Lincoln.

The incident, believed to be isolated, is believed to have happened between 11:30am-12:30pm on Saturday 2nd October. The dog was reportedly stolen from the back garden of a property.

The first suspect is described as a white male and was wearing a grey hoodie and a blue coat. The second suspect is described as a white male with a slightly heavy build.

PC Rachel Harrison said: “We understand how distressing it may be for owners to have their pet stolen, which is why we have launched an investigation and enquiries are currently ongoing.

"Incidents like this are a rare occurrence in Lincolnshire, but it doesn’t make it any less upsetting for those involved. We’re also asking residents to remain vigilant and to ensure that they take all the necessary security measures to protect their pets.”

“We are appealing for any witnesses or anyone who may have any information, no matter how small it may be, to come forward and share this with us so that we are able to hopefully reunite this beloved dog to its owners."

Recorded dog thefts have halved over the last year from 12 incidents to 2019/2020 to just six incidents in 2020/2021.* If you have concerns about dog theft, please contact your local policing team who can provide security advice and reassurance.

There are a number of ways you can get in contact with us.

  • By calling 101 quoting incident 210 of 2nd October.
  • By emailing force.control@lincs.police.uk quoting incident 210 of 2nd October in the subject line.
  • If you wish to remain anonymous, you can report via the independent charity CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111 or online.

*Based on figures available for the financial year up to 23/03/21.

Reference: Incident 210 of 2nd October

08 Oct 21 2:35 PM

Find your neighbourhood


Use my current location