Posted: Mon 16th Jan 2023

Woman injured in attempted dognapping on Anglesey as police appeal for information

North Wales news and information

A woman sustained minor injuries following an attempted dognapping on Anglesey at the weekend. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

At approximately 3pm on Saturday (January 14), the woman was walking her dog in woodland off Penmyndd Road, Llangefni, known locally as “Dead Man’s Woods”, when she was approached by a man who demanded she hand over her dog. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

He then ran way towards the direction of the Pencraig Estate. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

He is described as being aged in his early 20s, with an Irish accent and was wearing a black balaclava and a dark zip up top. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

North Wales Police is appealing for information and has stepped up its presence in the area. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

The force said: “High visibility patrols are taking place in and around Llangefni and house to house enquiries are underway including the monitoring of CCTV footage. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

“However, officers are urging anybody who may have been in the area and who may have witnessed suspicious behaviour to contact them immediately. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

“Anyone who may have information is being urged to contact us on 101 or via the live web chat by quoting incident number A006531.” ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

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