Dog chases suspected car thieves in Doncaster village after they flee from police

A police dog chased and caught suspected car thieves in a Doncaster village after they tried to flee from officers.

Friday, 8th January 2021, 9:00 am

Officers had tracked the three suspects on Sunday, who were believed to have taken on a car from outside a house in Armthorpe in a so-called ‘two in one’ burglary, where thieves break into a property and take the keys to a car.

They pursued them to Tickhill, where the dog chased them after they tried to escape.

Doncaster neighbourhoods inspector Mark Payling said: “Colleagues were involved in a short pursuit on January 3, which ended up in Tickhill after a vehicle stolen during a burglary in Armthorpe a few days earlier was identified via CCTV cameras.

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"Three suspects were detained after trying to run from officers but one of our Police Dogs was on hand to ensure they did not get away, Unfortunately, one of the suspects was bitten during the incident.”

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