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Leiston: Distraught owner calls for her two dogs to be returned after they were taken in stolen van

18:19 17 April 2014

Janet Lockwood

Janet Lockwood's dog Zeus, which was in her van when it was stolen yesterday morning.


A dog owner has made an impassioned plea for her dogs to be returned after they were stolen this morning.

Janet Lockwood's dog Chi, which was in her van when it was stolen this morning.Janet Lockwood's dog Chi, which was in her van when it was stolen this morning.

Janet Lockwood works at Leiston Veterinary Clinic on the Eastlands Industrial Estate and had pulled up outside its building in her van this morning.

But when she was out of the vehicle a man ran over to the van, jumped into the driver’s seat and drove off.

In the back of the Ford Transit were two of Mrs Lockwood’s pet dogs.

One is a blue tri border collie called Chi and the other a sable collie-cross called Zeus.

A distraught Mrs Lockwood said: “There was nothing I could do. He just drove off so quickly.

“I’m very upset. I think it’s just the van he wanted but I just want my dogs back.

“I don’t think he knew there were dogs in the back but I think he’ll just let them go somewhere.

“I’m very concerned for their safety. Zeus is a rescue dog and he’s going to be scared witless.”

And pleading with the thief for her dog’s safe return, Mrs Lockwood said: “My dogs are everything to me. I just want them back. Just put them somewhere safe, don’t let them go loose.”

Mrs Lockwood’s dogs were found later the same day – full story here.



  • Fantastic news - would the EADT care to publish this fact pls

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    Wendy Webster

    Thursday, April 17, 2014

  • They have been found safe and the van has also been recovered.

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    Joan Clarke

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

  • "when she was out of the vehicle a man ran over to the van, jumped into the driver’s seat and drove off." So presumably she left it unlocked, with the keys in the ignition? IN LEISTON???

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    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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