I have been in contact with the Police regarding the increase in dog thefts and they would like us to recommend that people follow DOG WATCH on OWL.
You will be able to be informed of any incidents on here and get updates.
Here is one incident that we were informed of today!-
We have just been made aware of this incident that took place in Hemel Hempstead Town Centre on 4th March 2021.
A male described as white, scruffy, dressed in white/grey hoodie or jacket engaged in conversation with a lady regarding her dog. He was very persistent in asking questions and tried to touch the dog whilst the owner was holding it. There was another male also present described as having dark short hair, scruffy stubbly beard, wearing a green/blue 80s style sports tracksuit/shell suit jacket, dark shoes and possibly jeans.
We are following up with CCTV.
If you have had a similar experience then please report via www.herts.police.uk
Please encourage friends and family to join DOG WATCH on OWL.
Please be vigilant and stay safe.