A police force has revealed an action plan involving [redacted] to crackdown on criminals behind surging numbers of dog thefts since the start of the pandemic.
Bet you can't guess..!
A police force has revealed an action plan involving monitoring social media to crackdown on criminals behind surging numbers of dog thefts since the start of the pandemic.
Yes, of course. Staying indoors in the warm and dry, clicking a mouse, rather than kicking down doors on the local traveller site. It's a no-brainer, isn't it?
Insp Knox said he believed the 19 dogs reported as stolen across Darlington and County Durham over the past year did not represent the volume of thefts because some owners were not reporting their pets’ disappearance to police.
Insp Knox said: “It’s a massive confidence issue. Dogs are part of the family and it hurts owners more than say their car being broken into or some damage to their premises.”
Perhaps they don't bother reporting them because for years, police have played down the crimes and claimed they were urban legends spread by hysterical pet owners on social media? And some forces are still doing this!