Police issue a warning after thugs beat women in ‘targeted’ pit bull thefts.
In the Highlands of Scotland, two ladies were assaulted in separate dognapping cases, and police are seeking information about the attacks, which they suspect were planned in advance.
A pitbull dog was stolen from an address off the A832 in Gairloch, and one woman was targeted. Shortly after, another woman was assaulted, and another dog of the same breed was abducted while being walked on a road near the village’s harbour entrance.
The two dogs belong to the same family, and the thefts occurred at 7.10 p.m. yesterday.
Two male suspects fled in a white Volkswagen Golf GTI, which was discovered abandoned on Achany Place in Dingwall on Monday evening.
One of the dogs was found a short distance away, but the other is still missing.
Both canines are believed to have been targeted by the thieves.
Both suspects were white and in their twenties.
One was dressed in a black jumper and black shorts and had short, light brown hair.
The other had a thin frame and short brown hair.
“Neither woman sustained any significant injuries as a result of this event, albeit they were both left considerably shaken,” Detective Inspector Ross Hamill said.
“Our investigations are ongoing, and I would encourage anyone who may be able to assist to contact us.
“While our investigation is still ongoing, it looks that this was a planned attack aiming at snatching these pets rather than a spontaneous incidence.
“The vehicle is thought to have been driven on the A832 and A835 before being abandoned in Dingwall, so please get in touch if you have any dashcam footage from the road on Monday evening.”
Anyone with information can call 101 and mention incident 3101 from August 30, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”