Police dog helps with two arrests in Welwyn Garden City

PUBLISHED: 16:32 04 August 2015 | UPDATED: 16:32 04 August 2015

Police dog Blue

Police dog Blue

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Two teenagers have been charged with robbery – after a little help from a police dog.

At around 10.30pm on Saturday, police were called to the Mundells roundabout in Welwyn Garden City following an alleged robbery where it was reported two mobile phones and a wallet were stolen from a teenage boy and girl.

Police dog Blue and his handler were called in to help.

A spokeswoman said: “Blue tracked around the area and then towards the Panshanger golf complex.

“In Broomhills two people were found in a garage block. One ran away from Blue and his handler but a second was detained.

“After this Blue picked up the track again and soon found another person near a garden in Strawfields.

“They were also detained.”

Sergeant Vicky Stoughton, from the police dog unit, said: “Our dogs and handlers regularly undergo training to ensure they are performing at their best.

“This training helps reinforce the excellent bond the dogs and handlers build together.

“This makes them a highly effective team, able to support other officers at a range of incidents.”

* A 17-year-old boy from Hertford has been charged with two counts of robbery and one count of possessing an imitation firearm.

A 15-year-old boy from WGC has been charged with two counts of robbery and one count of possessing an offensive weapon.

Both are due to appear at magistrates’ court on August 26.


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