Burglary suspects arrested in Saltdean with help of new police recruit

Officers have arrested two men on suspicion of burglary in Saltdean, with the help of a police dog who was only on his third shift.

PD Balto, a newly recruited German Shepherd General Purpose Dog, was called to assist with a break-in at Yummies Pizza in Longridge Avenue at around 2am last Thursday morning (April, 9).

Police said three men were witnessed running away from the scene.

A man was detained after being discovered in bushes, while a second was arrested after two-year-old Balto tracked him to a nearby garage roof.

A delivery bag containing a safe was found discarded nearby, and was seized for forensic examination.

The two suspects – a 28-year-old man from Hastings and a 21-year-old man from Bexhill – have been released under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101, quoting reference number 178 of 09/04.


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