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Woman spotted trying to steal puppy from back garden in Stroud

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Police are appealing for information in connection with an attempted theft of a puppy in Stroud last week.

On Tuesday, November 9th a woman entered the back garden of a house in Middle Street at around 4 pm, and was heard calling ‘come here’.

In doing so, she has alerted the victim, who saw the suspect close the garden gate and pick up his puppy. He has followed the woman and managed to call the dog back to him.

After securing the pet in his property, the man returned outside and saw the woman speaking to another man. When challenged, she claimed to be asking for directions and quickly walked off in the direction of Chapel Street.

The woman is described as being white, 5ft 6in in height, and of a slim build. She did not have a local accent.

She was wearing a green headscarf over dark hair, reddish/purple shawl-type top and harem-style pyjama bottoms with foam clog shoes.

Anyone with information should contact Gloucestershire Constabulary through the website, quoting incident 330 of 9 November: https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/

You can also call police on 101 or alternatively, you can give information anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online https://crimestoppers-uk.org/

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