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Reports of attempted dog stealing in the Redlands


Queensland Police have issued a warning about people posing as Council officers conducting dog surveys in an attempt to take dogs on their myPolice Wynnum blog.

Although there have been no reports of stolen dogs in the Wynnum Police District (which covers all of Redland City), we are keen for residents to be alert and to report any incidents of concern to Queensland Police via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or qld.crimestoppers.com.au

All Council staff carry identification and people should ask anyone claiming to be a Council officer to identify themselves.

If residents are unsure about the identity of anyone claiming to be a Council officer, they are encouraged to call us during business hours on 3829 8999.

 

 

Council warns of dog thieves


Redland City Council is warning residents that local dogs are apparently being targeted by thieves in the Redlands area.

Queensland Police have issued a warning about people posing as Council officers conducting dog surveys in an attempt to take dogs.

Council advises that all Council staff carry identification and people should ask anyone claiming to be a Council officer to identify themselves.

If residents are unsure about the identity of anyone claiming to be a Council officer they are encourage to call Council’s Customer Service during business hours on 3829 8999.

If anyone claiming to be a Council officer is unable to provide identity, residents are entitled to refuse entry.

The Wynnum District Police have reported the most recent incident yesterday of two men in hi-visibility vests posing as Redland City Council officers taking dogs from properties in the Birkdale and Alexandra hills area.

The Queensland Police warning also states that people have been throwing food over fences and whistling to get the dogs attention.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or qld.crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.

Anyone wanting information regarding Council’s animal management department can contact Council on 3829 8999.