Strange ultraviolet markings spotted on homes in the Harborough district - police believe they might be linked to dog thefts
Officers said the link between the UV markings and dog thefts is a creditable one
Strange ultraviolet (UV) markings have been spotted near homes in the Harborough district - and police say there is a chance they are linked to dog thefts.
As we have been reporting, there has been an increase in dog thefts in the area - and nationally.
Last night (Friday) Harborough Police said residents of a village (which they did not name) where a dog was stolen - and then thankfully recovered - identified UV paint/markings had been used on their outside wall/gate as a potential marker.
This was done to a number of houses in the village.
A police spokespersonn said: "We are aware of the numerous rumours around cable ties, etc, but with the time frame and link to a theft the UV marking looks to be a very credible MO (modus operandi).
"Please review your home and garden security to ensure you are not targeted."
"Our patrols and efforts will continue. Please keep ringing in anything suspicious.
"We are aware of the ongoing concerns with the theft of dogs in the area and rest assured we are doing everything we can to combat the issue."