PORT ELIZABETH – Police dog “Jack” was once again 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 this morning, 28 May 2019, in Walmer. It is alleged that at approximately 02:00, K9 unit members were busy with patrols in the area of Heugh Road and 8th Ave, Walmer when they noticed suspicious behaviour near the 8th Avenue Centre. They immediately responded. 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. 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 R1000-00. 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.