Villagers Offer Reward After Dog Injured In Bromsgrove Burglary
Villagers are now offering a £500 reward to help capture a burglar who badly injured an elderly woman's pet dog during a burglary at Stoke Prior, Bromsgrove.
Neighbours and other locals have clubbed together to put up the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the offender following the burglary in Hanbury Road, which happened on 2 September.
A grey purse containing cash stolen when the house was broken into between 5.15pm and 7.15pm that evening while the owner was out. The burglar attacked and badly injured an eight-year-old collie called Kiri when it tried to defend the property.
The attack left the dog in danger of losing one of her eyes and she had to be treated by a vet. Kiri had to wear a special ‘lampshade' collar as a result of her injuries.
Detective Sergeant Ed Slough of Bromsgrove CID said: "The dog was attacked quite viciously and villagers have been so incensed and shocked by this incident that they have got together to put up a reward to help catch whoever did it.
"We really need people to come forward if they remember anything at all that could help our investigation or give us a name if they know or think they know who was responsible."
Kiri's owner, who does not want to be identified, said at the time: "This has come as a real shock and I am gutted by what has happened to Kiri. She is my daily companion and all I am concerned about at the moment. I can't believe anyone could be so heartless and cruel to an animal. It has made me very nervous about going out and leaving her alone.
"Kiri appears to be fearful and is following me everywhere about the house as if she needs constant reassurance. It's terrible and I just hope someone can come forward with information to help the police catch the burglar."
Anyone with information should call Det Sgt Slough on the non-emergency number 101, quoting incident 611-S-020912, or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
Issued: Thursday, 20 September 2012