Two investigated after alleged hunting dog thefts

FOUND: All six dogs have been recovered ©Guardia Civil

TWO people have been investigated by the Guardia Civil on suspicion of stealing six hunting dogs.

An investigation began in the middle of December, after two separate complaints were filed by the same victim who claimed that a total of six hunting dogs, valued at an estimated €3000, had been taken from his farm in Tabernas.

The first theft reportedly took place on December 12, when two of the animals were allegedly stolen, while the other four were taken on December 17.

After collecting all the information from the alleged victim, officers began searching for the dogs in adverts and on different purchase-sale pages online.

Officers reportedly searched through a large amount of adverts and managed to find some similar dogs that fit the description given by the owner.

When images were shown to the original owner he agreed that the dogs seemed to be his, officers, along with the victim, reportedly attended an appointment with the seller in Portugos, Granada, claiming to the sellers that they intended to buy the dogs.

With the help of a microchip reader, officers were reportedly able to confirm that the dogs for sale were in fact the dogs that were stolen.

As a result, the six stolen dogs were recovered and the two people allegedly attempting to sell them, were investigated on suspicion of theft