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Housebreaking suspect no match for Jack - the police dog

May 29, 2019
Housebreaking suspect no match for Jack - the police dog

Port Elizabeth - Police dog, Jack, was once again ever ready to spring into action and assist his human colleagues in arresting criminals across the Nelson Mandela Bay.

"His latest arrest resulted in the apprehension of an alleged housebreaker during the early hours of Tuesday morning in Walmer, Port Elizabeth," said police spokeperson, Capt Sandra Janse Van Rensburg.

"It is alleged that at approximately 02:00, K9 unit members were busy with patrols in the area of Heugh Road and 8th Avenue, Walmer, when they noticed suspicious behaviour near the 8th Avenue Centre.

"They immediately responded."

She said that as the members stopped the vehicle, they could not find the two people that they had noticed earlier, however they did notice the lock on the gate was forced opened.

"The member released Jack to assist in finding the men. As they approached the gate, an unknown man jumped out from a trench and attempted to flee."

Capt Janse Van Rensburg said that the member warned the suspect to stop, but he continued running and soon after Jack apprehended him.

"The property was inspected and it was discovered that air pipes were damaged. The estimated value of the damage is R1 000," she said.

"The 27-year-old suspect was detained on a charge of housebreaking and theft.

"The suspect is expected to appear in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate Court soon."

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