Essex Police appeal for information after aggravated dog theft #PetTheftReform


A teenage boy has been arrested following a robbery in Buckhurst Hill.

We were called just before 5.30pm on Saturday 11 June following reports of a robbery at High Road, Buckhurst Hill, in which it was reported that a dog was taken from its owner during the incident.
It was further reported that one of the group concerned was in possession of a knife.
No one was hurt.

A teenage boy was found with the dog nearby at around 7pm and arrested on suspicion of robbery. He has been released on bail until Friday 8 July.

Police Constable Emma Jackson, CID, leading the investigation, said: “We know the strength of feelings any owner has for their dog and how they want to love and protect them.

“Thankfully the dog has been recovered quickly and is safe and well, but we will continue to investigate.
“We would like anyone who was in the area at the time and may have information that would help our enquiries to contact us.”
We need anyone who saw anything or has any CCTV, dash cam, or doorbell footage to contact us.

If you have any information, you can submit a report online at or use the ‘Live Chat’ button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.
Please quote incident 1001 of 11 June.
You can also call us on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.