Police investigating another report of dog stolen from Nedlands

Roiba.
Roiba.

THE Nedlands owner of a stolen dog says the animal was returned to her by suspected thieves three days after being taken, in the second reported pet theft in the suburb this month.

“A car drove up the road, stopping at my place, and men got her out of the back of the car before putting her in the front gate, then the car sped off,” owner Lena Kramer told Community News, as Roiba barked in the background, this afternoon.

Wembley police said they were investigating the reported theft of the kelpie vizsla-cross at the Williams Rods home about 5.30pm last Sunday.

On October 21, officers at the station recovered another pet dog in Medina 30km from where it was stolen from outside Nedlands IGA a week earlier.

Ms Kramer said Roiba looked healthy and cared for despite her 72-hour disappearance.

“She was just so happy to see me, and she’s sleeping now,” she said.

However, the theft had left the Kramer family “devastated”.

Ms Kramer said all dog owners should now put a lock on their gates and keep their animals from view in Nedlands.

This morning, the thieves were described as two caucasian men in their 30s, one bald, one with a sleeve tattoo, in a white 4WD.

Senior Sergeant Jeremy Spivey said there was nothing to suggest Roiba’s disappearance was connected to the IGA dog theft.

An investigation continues into Roiba’s theft and return.

“We now have a report a car was out the front, they came back, and the dog was left out the front,” Sgt Spivey said.