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Suffolk dog thefts: Police reassure residents' fears over chalk markings

Suffolk Police have moved to reassure residents following fears that chalk markings near properties are linked to dog thefts.

Concerns have been raised on social media that markings and lines left outside properties with dogs mean the households could be targeted by thieves.

In a tweet, a Suffolk Police spokesman said: "Residents should be reassured that although reports have been received of some chalk markings left in various areas, at this stage we have nothing to indicate that this is directly linked to the theft of dogs. Remain vigilant and anything suspicious please call police on 101."

Police news. Stock image
Police news. Stock image

It follows the theft of four dogs and 13 puppies from Fiveways Boarding Kennels and Cattery, in Barton Mills, on July 9.

Meanwhile, a dog was stolen from Jeagor Farm, in Holywell Row, on July 6.

Police are continuing to investigate both incidents.