Reward doubled as hunt for Boab continues


The reward offered up for those with information that helps reunite a stolen dog with its owner has been doubled to £1,000.

The Times & Speaker reported this week that CCTV footage showing the theft of border terrier Boab from a garden on Chesters Crescent in Motherwell had been sweeping social media.

Anyone with any information which leads to the six-month-old pup being reunited with owner Chris Whyte will be rewarded with the four-figure sum as a thank you.

Chris said: “The response on Facebook has been amazing. However, I take my other dog to Strathclyde Park for walks and I’m surprised at the number of dog owners who haven’t heard about the theft.

“I’ve got posters made up and I will be putting them up all around the park in the hope that maybe someone who isn’t on Facebook or online will come forward with information.

“The reward has been doubled too, £500 was a lot of money and I’m hoping now it’s £1,000 it will encourage someone to talk.”

He added: “We would particularly like to hear about the silver van that passes the garden, and a black Renault Clio too.”

Boab was snatched just hours after Chris had travelled to York to collect him.

He was taken from the front garden on the evening of Monday, November 10, with the thief leaving Chris’ other dog, Tess, behind.

Police believe the suspect is a white male aged between 15 and 19. He is 5’8”, slim and was wearing a blue beanie hat and a blue hooded jacket.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Boab is urged to call Chris on 07861 640914, or Police Scotland on 101.