Luton teen arrested for theft after sniffer dog traces him

Beds Police
Beds Police

A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of theft after being tracked by a police dog.

At around 9.50pm yesterday (Wednesday, May 13), police were alerted to a person in George Street with a bicycle that was suspected to be stolen.

Officers attended the location and a person ran away from the area. An officer and dog from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire (BCH) Dog Unit were deployed to assist with the search for the person.

Police Dog Ido, a Dutch Herder, was used and was soon tracking, taking his handler via several roads and through wasteland before finding a person in the garden of a house in Oakley Road, where they were then detained.

Sergeant Vicky Stoughton from the BCH Dog Unit said: “The relationship between our dogs and their handlers is crucial to our work. They both trust and rely on each other and make an excellent team, which makes them ideally suited to assisting other officers with various types of incidents.

“You can now follow our team’s work on Twitter by visiting www.twitter.com/dogpoliceBCH. Here you’ll find the latest news about, and photos of, the team and our partners on four paws.”

A 16 year old boy from Luton is currently in police custody