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Last Updated: Wednesday, 10 October 2007, 11:52 GMT 12:52 UK
Car thieves make off with pet dog
A disabled man was left devastated when thieves made off with his car and unwittingly stole his pet dog.

The 59-year-old man was using a sunbed when his jacket containing his car keys was stolen from a coat hook in the tanning shop in Poole, Dorset.

His silver Vauxhall Zafira was then taken from a car park behind the shop on Commercial Road, in the Parkstone, area at about 1100 BST on Tuesday.

Police are now trying to trace the car and the black and white Jack Russell.

He is a single man and his dog is his only companion
Pc Liz Renshaw
Dorset Police

Pc Liz Renshaw, of Dorset Police, said: "The victim is understandably shocked and devastated and just wants his dog returned.

"He is a single man and his dog is his only companion."

The six-year-old dog was described as long-haired and "looking shaggy".

The man, who has not been named, is from Poole and has difficulty walking.

Police would like to speak to two men who were seen in the Sunsational tanning shop around the time of the theft.

The first man is described as white, 5'10" tall, of stocky build, aged in his mid-20s, and was wearing a cap and had a dark coloured beard.

The second man is described as white, tall, of slim build, aged in his mid-20s, and was wearing blue jeans and a coat.

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