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Suspect of vehicle theft no match for Mako the police dog

Mako is a working police dog in Kamloops.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/ Kamloops RCMP

A police dog in Kamloops earned his breakfast very early on Saturday morning.

Police were called to a report of a vehicle stolen from the 1100-block of Surrey Ave just before 6 a.m. on Sept. 3, according to a media release by Kamloops RCMP.

The vehicle was tracked to an area under the Halston Connector Bridge and Kootenay Way, where the driver abandoned the vehicle and ran on foot.

Police contained the area until police dog Mako and his handler arrived to assist.

“Following a short track, Mako located the suspect hiding in an area of brush,” said Kamloops RCMP Staff Sgt. Janelle Shoihet in the release. “He was taken into custody after a brief struggle with the dog.”

The 39-year-old Kamloops man was taken to hospital for assessment and released to appear in court at a later date to face possible charges.

“I know no one likes getting called out of bed before 6 a.m. but for a police dog to catch his guy before breakfast will trump the early morning call every time,” said Sgt. Shoihet.

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