Dunstable Arrest made in Investigation into Stolen Dogs

A Dunstable woman has been arrested on suspicion of burglary in connection to an incident where a number of dogs were stolen.

Detectives are now issuing advice to dog owners to remain vigilant and take steps to reduce the risk of thefts.

On Sunday 13 September police received reports that eight dogs had been taken from a kennel in Wilden, including a black Labrador, two cocker spaniels and five English springer spaniels.

This comes after reports of a number of attempted dog thefts in the region.

Detective Sergeant Rachael Foy, from our Crime Investigation Team, said, “We are making good progress in our investigation and will not stand for this sort of organised criminality.

“We know that we are seeing an increase in this kind of criminal activity across the region, and would urge all kennel owners as well as dog owners to ensure their dogs and premises are secure.

“This includes ensuring dogs are micro-chipped, installing CCTV and additional locks where possible, as well as not leaving dogs unattended in public places.”

The woman was arrested on Friday night and has been released under investigation, pending further enquiries.

The force is working with other forces across the eastern region, UK Pet Detectives, DogLost and Pets4Homes to tackle this type of criminality.

Anyone with information about the incident can report it online or by calling 101, and quote reference number 40/49974/20.