Bare-faced thieves steal dog from car in Tring Tesco

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A dog was stolen from an owner's car in Tesco car park yesterday (Thursday, December 17).

The male Pomeranian, called Benny, was taken from a white Hyundai in the supermarket car park on London Road between 3.50pm and 4.15pm.

He is four years old and is described as having sandy or strawberry blonde-coloured fur. He is approximately 5kg in weight and 30cm tall.

Benny, a male PomeranianBenny, a male Pomeranian
Benny, a male Pomeranian

When he was stolen, Benny was wearing a turquoise-coloured harness with a black retractable lead attached. When he is walking or is excited, Benny emits a distinctive grunting noise.

PC Natasha Webbe, from the Dacorum local crime unit, said: “Benny’s owner is understandably distraught and is missing him very much. We have already carried out a number of enquiries into this incident, and continue to do so.

“We are appealing to all shoppers who were in the car park between the times stated yesterday to think back and see if they can recall anyone acting suspiciously.

“Did you see anyone with a dog matching Benny’s description? Any information, even if you think it is insignificant, could be of great assistance to our investigation.

Benny, a male PomeranianBenny, a male Pomeranian
Benny, a male Pomeranian

“If the person who took Benny is reading this, please do the right thing. Put yourself in Benny’s owner’s shoes. We would love to reunite them with their beloved dog in time for

Christmas. Please get in touch.”

You can email investigating officer PC Matthew Hardy at [email protected], report information online here, talk to a Force Communication Room operators via web chat here, or call 101 quoting reference 41/101253/20.

Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.