Kent Police officers safely located six stolen dogs that callous thieves had taken from a Staplehurst home within 20 minutes of a report being received.
At around 8.35 pm on Tuesday, 9 March 2021, Kent Police was informed that a burglary was taking place in the Marden Road area.
Officers from the Maidstone Community Policing Team responded to the incident and quickly found six adult dogs in an unattended vehicle.
The dogs were mainly a mixture of bulldog breeds and had not come to any apparent harm.
Investigating officers since been established that the dogs had been stolen from a nearby home. They have now been returned to their owner.
The vehicle police found the stolen dogs in has also been seized and is suspected of having been stolen from the London area.
Inspector Stephen Kent, from the Maidstone Community Safety Unit, said:
‘Returning the dogs to the victim in such short time is exceptionally pleasing and a testament to the professionalism of our officers.
‘Incidents like this are very rare but, as the result of this job shows, dog owners can be assured that we do take reports seriously and have the resources and expertise to achieve positive results.’
Enquiries to establish the full circumstances are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Kent Police on 01622 604100 quoting 46/38652/21.
You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111
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