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13 September 2012, 09:49 | Updated: 13 September 2012, 09:57
Hertfordshire's police want to hear from people who have been offered a puppy for sale after one was stolen in Hemel Hempstead.
The dog (pictured) was taken from a house on Briery Way by a man who had been offering to carry out landscaping work.
The theft happened between 10.30am and 10.45am on Thursday 6 September 2012. The man left with the puppy in a white transit van.
The suspect is described as a white man aged in his late 20s to early 30s and of a stocky build. He is described as having short brown hair, a brown beard and was wearing a long sleeve purple top with a white logo and black trousers.
It is believed a woman was sat in the passenger seat of the vehicle.
PC Jamie Negrello is investigating and said: “Firstly I would like to appeal to anyone who was in the Briery Way area on September 6th and saw this vehicle or the man driving or was approached by the suspect with regards to landscaping.
“I would also like to appeal to anyone who is aware of where the puppy is now or if they believe they have been offered it for sale to contact police.”
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact PC Negrello via the Herts Police non-emergency number 101 quoting crime reference number D1/12/5539.
Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers, the independent charity, anonymously on 0800 555 111.