Police looking for leads on Forth Valley dog thefts

Two separate incidents where dogs – including pregnant chihuahua – were snatched from their rightful owners possibly by the same culprit are now being investigated by Police Scotland.

Monday, 29th March 2021, 4:48 pm
Updated Monday, 29th March 2021, 4:50 pm

The thefts both happened on Saturday, March 27, with the first occurring in Scott Street, Raploch, near Stirling, at around 2pm, when a four-year-old bitch shiatzu/chihuahua cross with black, tan and brown marking was stolen and driven off by a male in an old style Land Rover Discovery.

This dog is currently pregnant and was wearing a pink collar with a pink bow at the front and has long whiskers and protruding teeth.The second incident happened at some point between 2pm and 3.30pm, when a five-month-old of Husky puppy was stolen while unaccompanied and tied up outside a caravan at the Balhadie Filling station, Dunblane, after the owners were approached by a male driving an old style Land Rover Discovery.

The dog is small, white with brown patches on its back with blue/grey eyes.The Land Rover Discovery driver involved in both incidents is white, in his late 30's, heavy built, around 5ft 10ins, with mousy brown, shaggy long hair and a shaggy brown beard. He was wearing a yellow high-vis waistcoat and jeans and may have been accompanied by a 10/11-year-old white male child.The vehicle is a dark blue Land Rover Discovery 4x4 vehicle, bearing a 3D registration plate to the rear.Anyone with information is asked to call Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident numbers 1954 and 1796 of March 27.

Police are searching for a man who snatched dogs away from their owner in two separate incidents