Teen hunted down by police dogs for shop break-in

PUBLISHED: 12:35 12 March 2019 | UPDATED: 09:09 14 March 2019

Spar shop on Temple Street in Sidmouth. Picture: Google

Spar shop on Temple Street in Sidmouth. Picture: Google

Picture: Google

A teenager has been arrested in connection with a burglary at a Sidmouth shop.

Police dog units were launched after reports of two people smashing a large window at the Spar Stores in Temple Street, taking beer.

Officer were called at 10.35pm on Monday, March 11, and arrested a 15-year-old boy from Sherborne on suspicion of burglary.

A police spokesman said the force is searching for another male.

He added: “The offenders were disturbed by a member of the public and ran from the scene, dropping the cans in the process.

“Police units and a dog unit attended and carried out a search.

“A male was detained in Manstone recreation ground a short time later by the police dog unit.”

Witnesses are asked to come forward by contacting police via 101@dc.police.uk or phone 101, quoting crime reference CR/021995/19.

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