Woman alarmed after attempted dognapping

A stranger attempted to make off with her collie from a dog park.

Langley police were called after a bizarre incident in which a man apparently attempted to steal a border collie at a dog park.

The collie’s owner, who asked that her name not be made public, was exercising and training her dog Tuesday between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at the dog park in Derby Reach Regional Park.

At around 12:30 p.m., another dog owner came in from a field, with a large black dog, the woman said.

The man was in his late 50s, with greyish-white hair, a goatee, and was wearing a blue rain jacket, jeans, and running shoes.

The large black dog, possibly a labradoodle or something similar, jumped up on the woman with muddy paws, and she had to keep pushing it off.

The man didn’t do anything, until he went over to another gated part of the dog park, and whistled for his dog.

The woman said the man then lured her dog into the other gated area, closed the gate, and looped a chain around it several times, separating her from her dog.

He appeared to be leaving the park with both dogs near him. The woman got through the gate and followed, and managed to get her dog back. The man then threw a ball at her face and quickly left. He said nothing at any time.

She managed to get her dog back on his leash and back to her car. She reported the incident to the police later, and they looked into it as an attempted theft. Police said there haven’t been any other similar incidents reported.


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