North Yorkshire Community Messaging – Dog Thefts

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Due to the vigilance of our rural communities, x2 people were arrested today on suspicion of attempt theft.

This is following a crackdown on recent trends of dog thefts across the country. We want to send a clear message to these people that we are aware and that we are on the lookout and those responsible will be dealt with robustly.

We would like to remind residents to remain vigilant and report and suspicious vehicles. Perpetrators are tending to use vehicles that are made to look like legitimate business vehicles before going door to door where they would look to distract the occupant while the other(s) look to remove the dog from the property.

Please be aware of this kind of distraction technique.