Police are warning dog owners to be extra vigilant after two attempted robberies of dogs in Bottesford while they were being walked by their owners.
The first incident happened at around 3pm on Thursday, December 11 between Easthorpe Road and Belvoir Road.
The victim, a 52-year-old woman, was walking three dogs on the dirt track near the village hall when she was approached by two men who attempted to steal them. They made off without taking any of the dogs.
The second incident happened at 8am on Monday, December 15 in the field off Grantham Road.
A 64-year-old man was walking from Grantham Road, into a field off an area known as the Stackyard, when two suspects attempted to steal his dog. They made off without the dog and were seen walking in the direction of Granary Road.
The first suspect is Asian, about 20-years-old, slim and around 5ft 8ins-5ft 10ins tall. He was wearing a dark- coloured hooded top and gloves.
The second suspect is Asian and was wearing a dark-coloured top and black gloves.
Detective sergeant Emma Gilbert, who is investigating the case, said: “We’d like to speak to anyone who has any information about either of these two incidents.
“We would also urge people to be extra vigilant when walking their dogs, try to stay in well-lit areas and walk with a friend if possible. If you see anything suspicious whilst out walking your dog, please report it to us.”
l Anyone with information should call DS 4226 Emma Gilbert on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.