Dog thieves are operating in the Bedwyn area.

Wiltshire Police say they have reports that a group of men are travelling around the eastern part of Wiltshire attempting to steal pet dogs.

A green/silver coloured Suzuki 4×4 – possibly a Vitara model – has been seen driving around the Shalbourne, Bedwyn, Bagshot and Hungerford areas

The occupants are attempting to take dogs from kennels, gardens and back yards of addresses.

In some cases a suspect will ring the front door bell while another goes around the back of the property to try and steal the animals.