Officers investigating the attempted theft of a dog in Bridlington are appealing for information following an incident on Saturday 19 June at approximately 2:30pm.
The incident is reported to have taken place close to Esplanade Bridlington. Whilst a man and woman were walking their dog, an unknown man ran towards them and attempted to take their dog resulting in an altercation. Thankfully, the owners and the dog were uninjured.
We are appealing for help to identify the unknown man who has been described as white, approximately 6’2” tall, of a muscular build and is believed to be in his 30’s. The man is also reported to have distinctive gold teeth.
The unknown man fled the scene in the direction of Leisure World and is believed to have been wearing jeans, a blue round neck jumper and a gold chain.
Detective Inspector Paul Gibb said: “We appreciate that an incident of this nature will be concerning for residents, however, I would like to offer reassurance that this is very rare in our area.
“We have not seen an increase in our area but would always ask for people to take some basic crime prevention measure to protect their own dogs.
“Report any suspicious activity to the police, if you see people checking out properties please call us to report your concerns.
“If your dog is kennelled outside please ensure these are secure and locked and install CCTV to monitor your property if at all possible.
“If you are out with your dog, please keep your dog under full and proper control, in sight and avoid leaving your pet tied up in a public place and outside shops.
“We very much welcome the raised awareness of this type of incident and would ask owners to remain vigilant and report any concerns to us.”
We are asking for anyone who witnessed anything suspicious around this time, or anyone who may have information about the incident to contact us by calling our non-emergency number 101 quoting log 327 of 20 June.