Chesterfield residents urged to keep an eye out after possible sighting of Labrador stolen from outside M&S store

People living in Chesterfield are being urged to keep an eye out after a possible sighting of a black Labrador which was among two stolen from outside an Marks & Spencer’s store.

Tuesday, 30th March 2021, 11:36 am

The hunt for missing Denzel and Welly was launched after they were untied and taken from outside M&S in Nantwich, Cheshire, on March 27.

CCTV footage shared on social media shows two men running along the street with the dogs, one of which was wearing a blue collar and the other wearing a grey or silver collar at the time of the theft.

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Missing Labradors Denzel and Welly. Picture: Find Denzel & Welly - STOLEN from Nantwich (CW5)

A dedicated Facebook page has since been set up to find the pair, with a recent update revealing a possible sighting of Welly in Bramley Vale and another of Denzel in Doncaster.

Posting on Facebook last night, owner Charlotte Robson said: “We can’t be totally sure and they are 40 minutes away from eachother but it’s a possibility and that’s enough of a reason for us! Oh how I wish it was daylight right now!

“If anyone is in that location and knows anything about these two on the streets today please please please get in touch.

“Also if you are in the Doncaster or Chesterfield area please have a look or even just shout their names out of your houses this evening. It would mean everything to us and we are offering a substantial reward to get our boys home safely!

Missing Labradors Denzel and Welly. Picture: Find Denzel & Welly - STOLEN from Nantwich (CW5)

“Oh how we need them home, this really is unbearable.”

Charlotte and her husband Dale Robson say they have left ‘heartbroken’ and have pleaded for the safe return of their 'beloved family pets'.

Mr Robson said: “They are both castrated and will not be able to be used as breeding dogs. They are family dogs and belong here with their family.

“They are eight and and seven-and-a-half-years old. We are devastated and we have two daughters that are going to be heartbroken.

“We just want them back - no questions will be asked. Denzel will be barking if he is somewhere he doesn't want to be.

"Welly will be shaking scared. Please keep an ear out for excessive barking as well as an eye out for them.”

Anyone with information should call Cheshire Constabulary on 101, quoting incident number 21000195850.

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