Woman injured after attackers tried to steal her dog

Thames Valley Police
Thames Valley Police

A dog walker was left injured after two thugs tried to steal her pet in a Wendover field.

At around 2.10pm yesterday, the victim, a 50-year-old woman was walking her staffie dog in a field behind the veterinary surgery in Tring Road when she was approached by two men.

They attempted to take her dog and threatened her with a weapon, and during the incident she sustained a minor injury.

The first of the men is white, 5ft 8ins, slim, in his early teens, with a tattoo on his cheek. He was wearing a grey hooded top, a red beanie hat, grey jogging bottoms and brown boots.

The second is white, over 6ft, in his early twenties, stocky, with dark curly hair. He was wearing a blue jumper with red writing across the front, a peaked cap on backwards, black jeans with cycle clips around the ankles.

PC Hollie Cromarty from Aylesbury Local CID said: “This incident left the victim understandably shaken. She was simply walking her dog when she was approached by two men who attempted to take her dog from her. “Fortunately, they did not succeed and the victim did not sustain any serious injuries, but it is vital that we trace the offenders to prevent them from committing another offence in the future.

“If anyone saw people matching the descriptions in the vicinity, or who has any information which could help with our enquiries, please contact me via the 101 number.

“I would like to reassure local residents that incidents like this are very rare, and that Thames Valley Police will investigate fully any reports of this nature.”

If you have any information please contact the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101.