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Dog owner on alert after attempted dog theft

By helen williams, Hoyland Reporter Friday 21st March 2014

A DOG owner has called on people to be alert after a would-be thief tried to steal his two German Shepherds, Rocky and Rambo.


James Whiteley, 28, of Allendale, Worsbrough, let the dogs out into the garden on Wednesday morning.

He said: "They started going berserk but I just thought it was the postman. I went out to see what was going off."


He found Rocky still in the garden but Rambo was gone. There was an opened pack of dog treats on the driveway.

After searching the surrounding area, a passer-by mentioned he had seen a man with a German Shepherd further down the road, but when James got there, he found his dog alone.

"It was lucky that I found him," James added. "I think whoever is responsible for this coaxed Rambo out of the garden with the treats and only stopped because the dog is powerful.

"I have heard rumours of this happening nearby but I never thought it would happen to me, so I would like others to be alert."