TWO dogs were stolen in two separate incidents across Forth Valley at the weekend.

Forth Valley Police Division are appealing for information after two separate reports of dog theft took place on Saturday, March 27.

At around 2pm in Scott Street, Stirling, a pregnant four-year-old Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross was stolen.

Then, between 2pm and 3.30pm, a five-month-old husky puppy was stolen while unaccompanied and tied up outside a caravan at the Balhadie Filling station, Dunblane.

Both incidents involved a man driving an old-style Land Rover Discovery.

The Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross is black, tan and brown and was wearing a pink collar with a pink bow at the front and has long whiskers and protruding teeth.

The husky pup is small, white with brown patches on its back with blue/grey eyes.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "The description of the male involved in both incidents is white male in his late 30s, heavy built and around 5'10 in height with mousy brown, shaggy long hair with a shaggy brown beard.

"He was wearing a yellow high-vis waistcoat and jeans and may have been accompanied by a 10 or 11-year-old white male child.

"The vehicle is described as a dark blue Land Rover Discovery 4x4 vehicle, bearing a 3D registration plate to the rear.

"Anyone with information is asked to call Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident numbers 1954 and 1796 of March 27, 2021.

"Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where you can give information anonymously."