We have updated to title and want to clarify that the youths were not charged in connection with the attempt dog theft.
Two youths have been charged with possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and attempt robbery following an incident in Skegness.
The two youths aged 17 and 15, who cannot be named for legal reasons, have been remanded in custody following an appearance at Lincoln Youth Court on Monday 4th October.
They were arrested soon after an incident in which an elderly man was approached in both Grunnill Close and Tarran Way, Skegness, between 10am and 11.30am on Saturday 2nd October.
The youths are due to appear for their next hearing at Lincoln Crown Court on the 11th October 2021.
We are also investigating another incident of attempted robbery either around the same time or earlier on the morning of 2nd October, in the graveyard of St Clements Church, Skegness.
On both occasions, people attempted to steal dogs and it is believed that a firearm was used.
Dc Owen Prichard, who is leading the investigation, said: “We believe that there may have been another elderly man who was the victim of offenders attempting to steal his dog. We are unaware of the breed at this stage.
“We are keen to speak to this dog owner to find out what happened, or anyone who had information to assist our investigation.”
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