Police search for juvenile dognappers

Using CCTV footage to trace four boys seen stealing the dog

Our Correspondent May 31, 2021
Sindh Police to kick off neighbourhood watch programme for better intelligence. PHOTO: AFP


Though it seems like a case for a pet detective, Gulistan-e-Jauhar police are searching for four boys aged 10 to 15 for dognapping a cuddly canine of an old lady from a house in Block 7 of Gulistan-e-Jauhar.

Closed circuit television camera (CCTV) footage of four boys running away with the black and white dog was doing rounds on the social media. The owner has offered a Rs30,000 reward for information about her pet.

According to the CCTV footage, four boys come riding on a motorcycle. One of them goes inside a house, building, grabs the dog and flees. The friendly little dog does not even bark let alone bite the abductors.

Stealing a dog is a crime, while the four juveniles were riding a motorbike which in itself was an offence because they were under-aged.

SHO Gulistan-e-Jauhar Abdullah Bhutto told The Express Tribune that the duty officer and the head clerk on being informed had gone to the pet owner's residence to record the complaint because they did not want to bother the elderly lady to come all the way to precinct.



Published in The Express Tribune, May 31st, 2021.


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