Police dog sniffs out robbery suspects

Tai, a Herts police dog
Tai, a Herts police dog

Two men were arrested on suspicion of robbery after a police dog sniffed them out.

Just after midnight on Friday, July 10, police were called to Marlowes in Hemel Hempstead following a report of a robbery.

It was alleged that two men had been injured after they had property stolen.

More information came in that led officers near to a wooded area on the outskirts of the town.

German Shepherd police dog Tai and his handler from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Dog Unit were sent to the area to assist local officers.

Tai began tracking, leading his handler along the side of a field and then into the woods via a fence.

A group of people were then located and two men detained.

Sergeant Vicky Stoughton from the BCH Dog Unit said: “Our dogs are chosen specifically for their excellent sense of smell, agility and temperament.

“These attributes make them ideally suited to assist their handlers and other officers at numerous types of incidents.

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