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Attempts to steal dogs reported in Cornwall

Attempts to steal dogs reported in Cornwall

Published by Emma Carton at 10:27am 15th January 2020. (Updated at 11:31am 15th January 2020)

Pirate FM understands attempts to steal dogs have been reported on a housing estate in Camborne.

A post warning residents about sightings of two 'suspicious men' has had more than 2,000 shares.

Claiming to be carrying out work on a neighbour's tree, they were allegedly knocking on doors asking about people's pets.

However local Terrie Caddy, who put up the initial post, says his neighbours knew nothing about any such work.

Devon and Cornwall Police have confirmed they have received reports of two men acting suspiciously in the Weeth Road area.

"A man in a bright orange suit with black writing on the back has just knocked on my daughters door WEETH ROAD CAMBORNE.

"He claimed he was cutting down the neighbours' tree and asked if she had dogs. 

"The dogs being visable, he then asked how old they are, their names and how long she had them.

"He then left making notes/typing on his phone and proceeded to knock on doors down the road, along with another male opposite the road doing the same thing.

"The neighbours had no idea what my daughter was talking about in regards to a tree, they didn't have any work scheduled".

Terrie Caddy

He added that a family member went looking for the men, who had apparently made their way down Treglenwith and onto St Martin's Crescent.

Four men were reportedly spotted in a large white transit van in the area.

Terrie said: "Reports have been made in regards to attempted dog stealing in this area. Please keep your dogs safe!"

Devon and Cornwall Police have confirmed they have been made aware of the reports and are investigating.

"Police received reports of two "suspicious" men knocking on doors in the Weeth Road area of Camborne, Monday January 13th, claiming to be doing some tree work in the area and asking questions about people's dogs under the pretext that they wanted to alert dog owners to their work".

Devon and Cornwall Police

Anyone with information is being urged to contact the police on 101, quoting log 302 of 13th January.

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