You have probably noticed the reports of a sharp increase in pet theft in the UK during the coronavirus pandemic. This criminality has been driven by the sharp increase in the value of pets because more people are adopting them to keep themselves company during lockdown. Criminals jumped on the bandwagon. There have been some distressing stories of dog owners being pushed to the ground and criminals making off with their dog companion. It has broken some people. Boris Johnson, the UK Prime Minister, has set up a task force to deal with what some people regard as trivial crime but it is not because it causes huge heartbreak. Also under the broken window theory it is the kind of crime which can lead to more serious crime. The police needs to stamp on this crime.