Dog stolen in front of owner

10 February 2011, 17:53 | Updated: 21 February 2011, 14:43

Police are appealing for witnesses after a dog was stolen from its owner.

The offence took place on Friday 7 January between 5.45pm and 5.50pm.
The owner was walking the dog in East Fardon when he was approached by a man in a white transit van, who asked if he could buy the dog. The owner declined.
The offender then pushed the man and took his dog, possibly with the help of another person who was in the back of the van.
The main offender is described as white, about 50-years-old, of stocky build with short black hair and an Irish accent.
The dog (pictured) is a white 16-month-old male lurcher called 'Moxy', with two distinctive black V shapes on it's back, about 1cm in size and 2cm apart.
The dog also has a split dew claw.