Three men have been arrested on suspicion of burglary after a police dog tracked them to a property in Worksop.
Police received a report of a burglary at the McColls store in High Street, Blyth, which happened at about 1.11am today (Tuesday 15 January 2019).
The offenders used a vehicle in order to commit the offence, causing damage to the shop. Nothing was taken from the store.
A Nottinghamshire Police officer was in an unmarked police car, with Police Dog Quantum, when she became aware of the vehicle which had failed to stop for one of her colleagues in Worksop.
The officer arrived in the Worksop area to assist with the search for the vehicle which was found abandoned in a car park.
From there PD Quantum and the officer began to track the suspects. He followed the scent and led the officer to a location where three men, aged 27, 24 and 22, were arrested. They remain in police custody.
Nottinghamshire Police are working with our colleagues at South Yorkshire Police and Derbyshire Police in investigating similar type offences that also happened overnight.
Detective Sergeant Craig Luckett, of Nottinghamshire Police’s County Burglary Team, said: “These arrests were a result of a fantastic multi-force effort and the excellent work of PD Quantum and his dog handler.”
This successful tracking in Worksop is the latest in a string of successes for PD Quantum.
These include being commended at last year’s Nottinghamshire Police Awards, along with two officers, for their outstanding work and bravery in detaining two violent burglars following an incident in Top Valley last year.
One of the officers and PD Quantum were stabbed in the face during that incident after PD Quantum had located the offenders. The other officer was slashed across her glove but fortunately wasn’t injured.
Despite this, they detained one man and updated colleagues with the whereabouts of the other. Their determination helped ensure the violent offenders were apprehended and the public were protected.
The two offenders were subsequently convicted of a series of violent attacks across the city.
The bravery of the officers and PD Quantum during this incident was also recognised at last year’s Nottingham Post Heroes Awards.