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.
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.