Thieves target man’s dog
A man needed hospital treatment after two attackers tried to steal his dog for the second time in just over a week.
The 77- year- old was walking his German Shepherd in a grassy area behind the Bullfrog Pub on Shields Road, Motherwell, when he was assaulted by the men just after 3pm yesterday.
He was treated for a serious cut to his arm at Wishaw General Hospital before being released.
It comes just over a week after he was attacked by two men in a similar incident in the North Lanarkshire town.
Police appealed for information about the incidents.
Detective constable Jacqui McCann said: “We believe that the man involved was the intended target and that the men were trying to steal his dog.
“It’s the second time in just over a week that he has been attacked. The first time was around 3.30pm on Friday July 10, when he was approached by who he believes tobethesamemen in Shields Glen, Motherwell.
“On this occasion he was hit on the head but not injured – he believes they tried to get his dog.
“He walks his dog in the sameplace everydayandat the same time – so if the intent is to steal his dog, the suspects will know his routine.”