PD Vinnie sniffs out Sheffield burglar

Date published: 23 August 2022 12:59
Dated: 23 August 2022 13:54:56

PD Vinnie helped detain a man during a burglary in the early hours of this morning (23 August) while on duty with his handler in Sheffield.

At around 1:20am staff in our Force Control Room were alerted to an alarm activation at the Wilko store on Haymarket.

Upon officers’ arrival it was seen that entry had been gained to the store by smashing a window.

PD Vinnie and his handler entered the store and began searching for an intruder, while district officers contained the building to ensure if anyone was inside, they could no flee the scene.

A ‘free search’ was conducted by PD Vinnie, allowing him to follow scent and his instincts to locate anyone hiding in the store, or any property left behind.

PD Vinnie found a 49 year-old man hiding on the first floor of the store, alongside a bag filled with tools, believed to be from the store.

The man was subsequently arrested on suspicion of burglary, and remains in police custody at this time.

A great result and work by PD Vinnie, his handler and officers.

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