E-fits issued following attempted dog theft

Alert message sent 19/04/2021 11:30:00

Information sent on behalf of Wiltshire Police

We've issued two e-fits of a man and woman we would like to speak to in relation to the attempted theft of a dog in Corsham last month. 

A woman was out walking her dog near the alleyway between Priory Street and Charles Street, at around 4.30pm on Thursday 25 March when an unknown man and woman approached and engaged her in conversation. 

The woman suspect then tried to grab the dog; the owner managed to fight her off but was punched in the head by the perpetrator before the couple ran off empty handed. 
A description of the suspects are as follows:

- white female with an orange tan, aged in her 30s, with dark hair,  around 5ft 3in tall of medium build.  She was wearing gold hooped earrings and dark clothing. 

- white male with short, black, greasy looking hair, olive skin, aged in his late 30s, around 5ft 10in tall of thin build.  He was wearing a white top under a leather bomber jacket and dark trousers.  He also had a sovereign ring on his left hand.  

Both had "non-local" accents.   

Pictures of e-fits here. 

Det Con Kevin Golledge said: "We have now issued e-fits of both and would like to speak to anyone who recognises either or both people. 
"Perhaps you have seen them in the town or the wider local area? 
"We are also renewing our appeal for anyone to come forward who may have heard or seen anything suspicious in this part of Corsham on Thursday 25 March.
"Also, we would like to hear from anyone who has a dash cam and may have been in the area at this time and so may have footage of the assault." 

If you can help, please contact us on 101 quoting crime reference number 54210028317.  You can also report anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.
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Mark Jones (Police, Media Officer, Wiltshire)

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