Appeal to find Queen’s Park dognapper who threatened to shoot its owner unless she paid a ransom
PUBLISHED: 12:00 08 June 2015 | UPDATED: 16:46 08 June 2015
Police have today released the image of a man who is suspected of kidnapping a dog in Queen’s Park and trying to rob and shoot its owner in Harlesden.
The victim had arranged to meet a man in Tavistock Plaza, Harlesden, after he claimed to have her Chihuahua called Winston that had been stolen from her outside The Alice House in Salusbury Road.
He had responded to posters the victim had placed in the area asking for information and £1,000 reward for the safe return of her pet.
The suspect handed over the dog before threatened to shoot her unless she paid a ransom and chased her into a fast food outlet where he cornered her and demanded she handed over her mobile phone.
She escaped and ran on to the High Street where he chased her until she managed to flee in a car on October 3 last year.
The dog had been stolen on September 20.
Acting Sergeant Martin Redshaw, from Queens Park Safer Neighbourhoods Team, said: “I am appealing for anyone who can assist in the identification of the man in the picture to contact me.
“This was a very distressing episode for the woman involved, so I am keen to find him as soon as possible.”
Anyone who recognises the man or has information is asked to call police on 101 quoting reference CRIS 1924349/14.
Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.