Heartbroken animal lover sees dog-nappers grab her beloved shitzu Suzi right in front of her eyes
- Lorraine Levick was left in shock when four men stole her pet shitzu from garden
- She watched in horror as the men carried ‘Suzi’ away and jumped into a vehicle
- A quick-thinking neighbour managed to snap a picture of hooded dog-nappers
A heartbroken dog owner watched in horror as she saw her beloved pet kidnapped right in front of her eyes.
Lorraine Levick was left in shock when four men walked into the garden of her Doncaster home and grabbed her pet shitzu.
She could only watch in horror as the hooded men jumped into a car and drove off with little Suzi.
Luckily, one quick thinking neighbour managed to grab a phone and capture the last few seconds of the incident.
The photograph shows the hooded men running away, with one carrying Suzi in his arms.
The photograph (here) shows the hooded men running away with one carrying Suzi in his arms
Lorraine Levick was left in shock when four men walked into the garden of her Doncaster home and grabbed her pet shitzu (pictured) Suzi
They also managed to get a clear shot of the SEAT Leon that took the pet shitzu.
After the alleged dog-napping, ‘heartbroken’ Lorraine turned to her neighbours in search of help finding her beloved pet – sparking a local community effort to find the car.
It also emerged that there had been an apparent spate of ‘dog-napping’ in the area of Armthorpe in recent weeks.
One member of the community who shared to his social media stated: ‘What is wrong with people? Dogs are being stolen all over lately.’
Pet organisations such as Dog Lost have reported a rise in pets being stolen – as the demand for them has soared through lock down.
The Kennel Club reported a 168 per cent increase in people searching for puppies for sale on its website from the beginning of lock down until the end of May, compared to the same period in 2019.
Sharing the photos of both the car and the men all over social media, Lorraine hoped to make her dog ‘too hot to handle’ but horrifically it seems as when the ‘dog-nappers’ realised, they dumped the pet in fields in Rossington and ran.
With reports of the pooch being sighted lost in the fields, Lorraine has spent hours looking for her – but to no avail yet.
After the alleged dog-napping, ‘heartbroken’ Lorraine (pictured) turned to her neighbours in search of help finding her beloved pet – sparking a local community effort to find the car
Chloe Levick, Lorraine’s niece said: ‘My auntie’s beautiful dog was stolen in Armthorpe, Doncaster.
‘I don’t understand how people can be so cruel. My aunt is heartbroken.
‘We’ve reported the car reg to the police but there’s a fear it could be a false plates.
‘The police were heading to the registered address today but we’re yet to hear anything yet.
‘I don’t know why people do it because surely they can’t get much money’
The family have reported the theft to South Yorkshire Police who are currently looking into the number plates caught on camera.
MailOnline has contacted the force for a comment.
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