Inquiries continue after dognapping in Sydney

Police have released CCTV as they investigate the theft of a dog from the front of a store in Sydney’s CBD.

About 8.20pm Friday 7 May 2021, a female Pitbull Terrier named ‘Baxter’, aged four, was tied up by her owner outside a store at the intersection of George and Liverpool Streets, Sydney.

When he returned, the dog was missing and officers from Sydney City Police Area Command attended a short time later and commenced an investigation.

Police have been told a man and woman were last seen heading south on George Street with the dog.

As part of inquiries, police have released images of a man and woman who may be able to assist with inquiries; as well as a photo of Baxter.

The man is described as Caucasian, aged in his 20s, and was wearing a baseball cap, black shirt and white tracksuit pants.

The female is also described as Caucasian, aged in her 20s, and was wearing a black logoed jacket with black tracksuit pants, and carried a brown handbag.

Baxter has brown colouring and a white chest.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Sydney City Police or Crime Stoppers.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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