Police dog and drone team up to track down Nottinghamshire burglary suspect
A police dog and drone made the ideal crime-fighting duo when a man was seen on CCTV trying to break into a house in the early hours of this morning.
Nottinghamshire Police were called to an incident in Little Top Lane in Lound, Retford, after reports of an attempted burglary at 1.10am today (Monday) was spotted on CCTV.
A full-force response was deployed to the scene as soon as it was reported, and a police drone quickly located a suspect in woodland, who ran to a nearby car and drove off in an attempt to escape capture.
The vehicle was pursued and located nearby by response crews and the force’s police dog expertly tracked the man to a location close by, where he was arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary.
Detective Sergeant Jamie Moore from Nottinghamshire Police who is leading the investigation, said: "This incident saw a very quick approach by our response colleagues who were able to co-ordinate both the drone and the dog teams to the scene.
"It led to a man being located and arrested nearby who remains in custody while we carry out our investigation work.
"Burglaries are taken extremely seriously by the force and Nottinghamshire Police will use all the resources available to track down offenders."
This latest incident is just one of a number of successful deployments of the force’s drone team by Nottinghamshire Police, with remote controlled drones allowing officers to search large areas much more quickly than using traditional search techniques to locate offenders.