Banbury woman left in shock after her dog was stolen from outside shop

A Banbury woman has been left in shock after someone stole her Yorkshire terrier, Bentley, from outside a shop in town.

By Matt Elofson
Thursday, 7th May 2020, 3:29 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th May 2020, 3:30 pm

Veronika Uhrova had only just walked inside the Londis convenience store for a few minutes when she discovered her dog, Bentley, a five-year-old Yorkshire terrier, had been taken.

The dog was stolen from the shop front on Middleton Road in the Grimsbury community of town around 5pm on Tuesday May 5.

Veronika said: "I only went inside for a few minutes and then he was gone. He's got my number on his collar, but nobody has called yet."

Bentley, who was stolen from outside the Londis convenience store in Grimsbury, Banbury

She reported the theft to Thames Valley Police and to the Dog Lost group, the UK's largest lost and found dog service.

A witness saw Bentley being taken away by a man around 25 years old with bleached blonde long hair with a 'Mohican style' ponytail.

Bentley is also microchipped with a stolen alert on the record.

An active investigation by Thames Valley Police remains ongoing.


Anyone with information about the theft of Bentley can call police on 101 quoting crime reference number 43200133560.

Veronika has found it difficult to believe anyone would want to steal her dog. She has put up posters around the neighbourhood hoping someone will see him.

She said: "He's such a friendly little dog. He's just a tiny 2.5kilo Yorkshire Terrier. He's my little baby.

"He's not just a dog, he's part of the family."

Part of the stolen dog posted created with from the DogLost group

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Bentley, who was stolen from outside the Londis in Grimsbury

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