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Man, 36, arrested in connection with burglary at opticians on Main Road, Radcliffe, with help from police dog

A 36-year-old man was arrested in connection with a burglary at an opticians thanks to the help of a police dog called Monty.

Officers were called to reports of a group of men breaking into the shop on Main Road, Radcliffe, on Wednesday.

A large quantity of designer sunglasses were stolen during the incident that happened at around 3am.

Police dog Monty. (28512089)
Police dog Monty. (28512089)

The call reported a VW Golf was used in connection with the incident and officers quickly located one in Lowdham that matched the description given.

The vehicle failed to stop for officers and drove off, with a pursuit running into Bulwell.

The car was lost, but the search continued and a man running was seen at a nearby golf course.

He was found by police dog Monty and subsequently arrested on suspicion of burglary.

The VW Golf was found abandoned with the stolen property found inside.

Detective Constable Nathan Wall said: "This was excellent teamwork by a number of officers and staff to track down the man who initially failed to stop in the vehicle and then ran away on foot."

The man has since been released on bail pending further inquiries.

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