Search

Dog’s bark saves woman from robber with Bowie knife

Police are investigating after an attempted robbery in West Acre, west Norfolk. Picture: Ian Burt.

Police are investigating after an attempted robbery in West Acre, west Norfolk. Picture: Ian Burt.

Archant © 2012

A dog’s defensive instinct for its owner may have stopped a woman from being robbed by a man with a knife.

The woman was out walking with her schnauzer in West Acre in west Norfolk yesterday (Wednesday, April 17) when she was accosted.

A Norfolk police spokesman said: “Police are investigating an attempted robbery which happened in West Acre yesterday, Wednesday, April 17.

“The incident happened at about 11.40am when a woman walking just off the Narford Road, near a field of sheep, was approached by a man who threatened her with a knife and tried to steal her phone. No property was stolen.”

The Facebook page The Barking Bugle also reported the incident after being in contact with the woman.

They said: “A lady dog walker was threatened by a man with a Bowie knife whilst walking in West Acre.

“He was after her phone and possibly the dogs.

“One very brave Schnauzer barked so profusely that he walked away. All dogs and their humans please be vigilant when out walking, maybe keep to busy routes.”

A Bowie knife is a type of fixed-blade fighting knife with a 5-12 inch blade.

Anyone with information should contact King's Lynn CID on 101.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Eastern Daily Press. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Most Read

Latest from the Eastern Daily Press