I thought this might be of interest for anyone not on facebook.
A eastern European man with jeans and blue hoodie just tried to steal my dogs in a white van i ran to a house nearby he got in van drove off i just walked from leisure centre and was walking up near newlands please share urgent.
I hope you have reported it to the Police could be a kiddy next time one never knows how dangerous he could be.
Many thanks for the warning. This is very worrying. Just out of interest, are your dogs a special (expensive) kind of breed? Did the police say whether or not they had heard of any other incidents of this round Dawlish area recently?