Police dog detains suspected robber in Silverknowe

A POLICE dog named Harper was called into action to help officers arrest a suspected robber in a garden.

File picture: BTP
File picture: BTP

The 21-year-old man was captured in Silverknowe Brae on Tuesday after officers from the national housebreaking taskforce, Operation RAC, were alerted to suspicious activity in the area.

A number of police vehicles responded and the dog handler was deployed to detain the suspect from a garden.

Officers are currently pursuing positive lines of inquiry in relation to one other suspect.

Inspector Neil Whiteside said: “Through Operation RAC we are continuing to use all available resources at our disposal to pursue perpetrators of acquisitive crime and put them before the courts.


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“While this was another example of that strategy paying off, I would also like to urge the public to ensure they make their homes and belongings as secure as possible.

“For advice on safeguarding your property please speak to a local officer, contact Police Scotland on 101 or visit the Police Scotland website.”