Owner injured after pair try to steal man's dog

Owner injured after pair try to steal man's dog

Owner injured after pair try to steal man's dog

First published in News

GWENT Police are appealing for information after a man was injured after two people tried to steal his dog in Abercarn.

The attempted robbery happened on the riverbank behind the Prince of Wales Industrial Estate, at around 7.50pm on Thursday 10th July. The area is locally known as "Fish Leaps".

The man was walking along the riverbank with his dog when two men approached him and demanded that he handed over the animal. After a struggle the men made off towards Travis Perkins Builders Merchants.

The victim sustained minor facial and leg injuries and received treatment at the Royal Gwent Hospital. The dog was unharmed.

One of the pair is white, in his mid twenties and around five feet eleven inches tall and of medium build. He had a long slim face with a pronounced chin and dark coloured eyebrows. He spoke with a strong Irish accent and was wearing a dark blue hooded top, black tracksuit bottoms and black trainers.

The other offender is white, in his mid twenties, around five feet nine inches tall and of slim build. He had short dark brown hair which was spiked at the front and stubble. He spoke with a Newport or Cardiff accent and was wearing a white t-shirt, navy tracksuit bottoms and white trainers.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting log 558 10/07/14.

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5:28pm Tue 15 Jul 14

welshmen says...

Have a look down Rover-way....
Have a look down Rover-way.... welshmen
  • Score: 28

12:01am Wed 16 Jul 14

displayed says...

Obviously not an animal lover, perhaps they needed the dog for "job".............
Obviously not an animal lover, perhaps they needed the dog for "job"............. displayed
  • Score: 6

8:35am Wed 16 Jul 14

jimmysmith says...

welshmen wrote:
Have a look down Rover-way....
or the shirenewton site just up the road . but the police wont go on there under any circumstances
[quote][p][bold]welshmen[/bold] wrote: Have a look down Rover-way....[/p][/quote]or the shirenewton site just up the road . but the police wont go on there under any circumstances jimmysmith
  • Score: 17

4:00pm Thu 17 Jul 14

seren123 says...

Please be aware all dog owners - dog owners are having animals stolen from them and the dog is then used in illegal dog fights - the stolen dog is used as the bait!!!! Totally SICK! But its happening all over Gwent

Please be aware - and do not leave your animal unattended at any time
Please be aware all dog owners - dog owners are having animals stolen from them and the dog is then used in illegal dog fights - the stolen dog is used as the bait!!!! Totally SICK! But its happening all over Gwent Please be aware - and do not leave your animal unattended at any time seren123
  • Score: 4

12:52pm Fri 18 Jul 14

crazyaunty says...

these people are sick and disgusting. need to be caught and locked up. I walk my dog a few times a day and am always vigilant (not lucky enough to live in nice area) and am always prepared to defend myself and my dog, and have done so upon occasions in the past. and won't think twice about doing it again either.
these people are sick and disgusting. need to be caught and locked up. I walk my dog a few times a day and am always vigilant (not lucky enough to live in nice area) and am always prepared to defend myself and my dog, and have done so upon occasions in the past. and won't think twice about doing it again either. crazyaunty
  • Score: 0

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