Police appeal after act of animal cruelty in Sydney CBD

Police have released an image and are appealing for public assistance following an act of animal cruelty in Sydney’s CBD last night.

About 10pm (Tuesday 3 December 2019), a woman was walking her two dogs – Sootie and Timmy – in The Rocks area, when she sat at a bench on the corner of Argyle and Kent Streets.

The woman was approached by a man with a dog, who began barking and growling at her dogs.

Sootie growled back and the man intervened, kicking the dog in the face.

Following a verbal confrontation, the man grabbed the woman’s phone and threw it on the ground, stomping on it before walking away.

The dog, Sootie had the front row of its teeth knocked out and the woman attended The Rocks Police Station to report the incident.

Investigators have now released an image of a man who they believe may be able to assist with their inquiries.

The man depicted is described as being of Caucasian appearance, aged in his 60s, about 170cm tall, of a medium build, and with grey hair. He is shown wearing black clothing.

Any witnesses, or anyone who may know the identity of the man depicted, are urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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.

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