Police re-appeal for help to find stolen dog Benny from Tring #PetTheftReform


The Police have a description of a potential male witness they would like to identify as part of their enquiries.

A male Pomeranian named Benny was stolen from his owner’s vehicle – a white Hyundai – in the Tesco supermarket car park on London Road between 3.50pm and 4.15pm on Thursday, December 17.

Benny, who is four years old, is described as having sandy or strawberry blonde-coloured fur. He is approximately 5kg in weight and 30cm tall.

When he was stolen, Benny was wearing a turquoise-coloured harness with a black retractable lead attached.

When he is walking or is excited, Benny emits a distinctive grunting noise.

Officers have made extensive enquiries into the incident since it occurred, including reviewing CCTV footage and trawling online selling websites searching for Benny.

They have now been provided with a description of a man they would like to speak to, as they believe he was in the area at the time Benny was stolen, and he may have witnessed something.

He is described as white, aged between 50 and 60, and of large build.

He had very short, cropped hair with ‘speckles’ in it, and may have been wearing spectacles on top of his head.

He was wearing a dark-coloured checked shirt, baggy trousers and a puffer jacket.

PC Matthew Hardy, who is investigating, said: “Benny’s owners had to endure Christmas without him, which was incredibly painful for them.

“We are now keen to identify the man described as we believe he may have witnessed something of note.

“If you recognise the description, or believe it refers to yourself, then please get in touch with me as soon as possible.

“We also continue to appeal to the Tring community for any further information in relation to this incident, so if you have any information you believe may be useful, however small, then please email me.”

You can email PC Hardy at matthew.hardy@herts.pnn.police.uk, report information online at , or call 101 quoting reference 41/101253/20.

Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit their website www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

Did you buy Benny?

BENNY is a Male Pomeranian Golden (Age: Adult)
Stolen from Tring, Hertfordshire, HP23 area, South East on 17th December 2020

**HAS BREATHING DIFFICULTIES, SO HAS A DISTINCTIVE GRUNT** Benny was stolen from his owner’s car in the Tesco supermarket car park in Tring

CONTACT: 07905803975 or 07774724797
or call Hertfordshire Constabulary on 101

Doglost link: https://doglost.co.uk/dog-blog.php?dogId=162987

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Newspaper article: https://www.hemeltoday.co.uk/news/crime/re-appeal-trace-potential-witness-tring-dog-theft-3112838