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Police dog saves the day after officers respond to business burglary

Nov 18, 2017
Police dog saves the day after officers respond to business burglary

A police patrol dog became the hero the day in the Northern Cape after when police responded to a business break-in.

According to police spokesperson, Brigadier Ramatseba, it all started when the Hartswater K9 unit received a complaint of a business burglary in progress.

"Const Ashley Kock and his patrol dog, Sem, together with Sgt Altus Coetzer and his patrol dog, Tiger, responded to the call.

"Upon arrival the two male suspects were in the process of entering the roof of the Grocery Warehouse building in the Hartswater CBD," he said.

"All this allegedly happened in broad-daylight on Thursday, at about 10:00."

One of the suspects managed to enter as the other male fled the scene.

"Police also entered the building and was pelted by the suspect with tin food.

"This is when Const Kock announced three warnings and sent in Sem, who positively managed to assist him with the arrest of the 23-year-old male suspect," Brigadier Ramatseba added.

"The suspect should be appearing in the Hartswater Magistrates’ Court on a charge of business burglary soon."