Arrest made after dog stolen in suspected knifepoint robbery

Furzefield Leisure Centre

The dog was stolen near Furzefield Leisure Centre in Potters Bar. - Credit: Google Maps

A man has been arrested after a dog was stolen in a suspected knifepoint robbery in Potters Bar on Friday. 

At around 10.33am, a man in his 20s was walking his dog in the field behind the Furzefield Leisure Centre in Mutton Lane, when a black Ford Kuga drove down the nearby service road. 

A man was believed to have exited the vehicle and approached the victim before demanding the dog, while reportedly in possession of a knife. 

The dog was handed over and the thief allegedly made off into the wood while the vehicle drove off. 

Following police enquiries, the dog was found in Kent on Saturday. A 36-year-old man from Edmonton, London was also arrested before being bailed until Monday, July 12, with strict conditions. 


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Officers believe that those involved in the incident are believed to be known to one another and there is not thought to be a wider risk to the public. 

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