Men wanted by police after dog snatched from owner's hand in Northfleet

News Shopper: Police have released e-fit images of two men they want to speak to in connection with an attempted robbery Police have released e-fit images of two men they want to speak to in connection with an attempted robbery

Police are looking to speak to two men who reportedly tried to snatch a dog from a women's hand in Northfleet.

Kent Police detectives investigating the attempted robbery have release the images of two men they are looking to speak to.

At around 10.30pm on May 17, the victim - a woman in her 40s - was walking her two dogs down an alleyway off Thames Way, near West Street, when she was approached by two men drinking lager from cans.

One of the men said he wanted to stroke the dogs.

The woman asked them not to and passed them with the animals but the two men became agitated and began following her, telling the woman they would take the dogs.

One of the men grabbed the victim by the wrist while the other took hold of one of the dog's leads. The woman pulled away and managed to run off with the dog.

Investigating officer, DC Julia Pexton of Kent Police, said: 'This incident left the woman badly shaken. She has helped us compile e-fit images of the two men who approached her and I'd ask anybody who recognises these people to contact me as soon as possible."

Both men are described as being around the ages of 25 to 30 and of proportionate build. One was around 5ft 8ins tall and the other around 5ft 10ins tall. Both wore dirty blue jeans and checked shirts.

Anybody with information is asked to contact DC Pexton on 01474 366001. Alternatively, to remain anonymous, call Kent Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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8:20pm Mon 16 Jun 14

cherithporter says...

That's outrageous. How can anyone be so cruel? Poor woman.
That's outrageous. How can anyone be so cruel? Poor woman. cherithporter
  • Score: 5

10:49pm Mon 16 Jun 14

sarfflondonbird says...

Hope the woman is recovering after that nasty ordeal, stupid p@@#heads want exterminating so no other unfortunate person encounters the same experience from these mindless thugs.
Hope the woman is recovering after that nasty ordeal, stupid p@@#heads want exterminating so no other unfortunate person encounters the same experience from these mindless thugs. sarfflondonbird
  • Score: 8

9:00am Tue 17 Jun 14

goldenbroomboy says...

Whilst there are those who steal dogs for breeding (and in some cases for fighting) this seems like two drunk oiks acting the goat.. Winkers.
Whilst there are those who steal dogs for breeding (and in some cases for fighting) this seems like two drunk oiks acting the goat.. Winkers. goldenbroomboy
  • Score: -4

9:52am Tue 17 Jun 14

EverardEdbutt says...

Would be helpful to know what type of dog they were.
Do my elderly relatives with their yorkies and chihuahuas need to be concerned?
Or do I with my American Bulldog need to worry?
Would be helpful to know what type of dog they were. Do my elderly relatives with their yorkies and chihuahuas need to be concerned? Or do I with my American Bulldog need to worry? EverardEdbutt
  • Score: 1

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