Police arrested two youths who attempted to steel dogs in Skegness using a firearm.
Two teenagers were arrested in Skegness and charged with attempting to steel a dog with a firearm.
On October 2nd, the youths approached an elderly man in both Grunnill Close and Tarran Way between 10am and 11.30am.
Lincolnshire police have said the youths cornered the elderly man with a firearm and demanded the dog. A second victim was also believed to have been approached by the youths in the graveyard of St Clements Church.
The two Skegness youths who cannot be named for legal reasons are aged 15, and 17. They appeared at Lincoln Youth Court on Monday, October 4, and due to the seriousness of the offence they have been remanded in custody until their next court appearance.
On October 11, the two accused will appear before Lincoln Crown Court.
Lincolnshire Police believe there may have been another elderly man who was approached and want that man to come forward.
Dc Owen Prichard, who is leading the investigation, said: “We believe that there may have been another elderly man who was the victim of offenders attempting to steal his dog. We are unaware of the breed at this stage.
“We are keen to speak to this dog owner to find out what happened, or anyone who had information to assist our investigation.”
Anyone with information should call 101, quoting incident 179 of October 2.