Protective pooch hounds out burglar

30 Aug 2016 13:00 PM

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A protective pooch helped hound out a burglar in Washington.

The burglary happened between 4am and 4.30am on Thursday, August 25, at an address in Newriggs in Fatfield. The burglar got in through a window however fled through patio doors when disturbed by the occupants dog  who was in hot pursuit.

Sadly, the burglar made off with a handbag and while the handbag was later found some of the contents remain missing - one item still missing is an 18 carat gold wedding band that belonged to the victims mother. Medication was also stolen.

Local Neighbourhood Inspector Vicky Quinn said: "Unfortunately for the burglar the occupant's dog was alert when they decided to break into the house and has gone in hot pursuit as the burglar has fled the scene.

"However, sadly the burglar did manage to make off with a handbag and I would ask anyone who is offered, or has already been offered, a gold wedding band for sale to let us know as it could be the ring that belongs to our victims mother. It's such a sentimental item and I know the victim would love to have it back.

"I would also just like to remind people of the dangers of taking medication that has not been prescribed to them."

Anyone with information should ring Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 154 250816 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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