Police dog Jack is getting his fair share of praise after making his 10th arrest in Port Elizabeth since 2018, the brave canine is a real top dog!
Port Elizabeth, South Africa – Captain Sandra Janse Van Rensburg, the police spokesperson for Port Elizabeth has commended the K9 unit for their latest arrest. Along with that, Police dog Jack was praised for his 10th successful arrest.
Jack’s latest arrest saw an alleged house burglar caught red-handed. According to Captain Janse Van Rensburg, the K9 unit was on patrol in Walmer, Port Elizabeth when they saw suspicious behaviour.
“It is alleged that at approximately 02:00 [on Tuesday], K9 unit members were busy with patrols in the area of Heugh Road and 8th Ave, Walmer, when they noticed suspicious behaviour near the 8th Avenue centre.
“They immediately responded. As the members stopped the vehicle, they could not find the two people that they had noticed earlier; however, they did notice the lock on the gate was forced opened.”
Jack was brought in to help sniff out the suspects. As they walked towards the opened gate, a man jumped out and attempted to flee, but thankfully, Jack was able to outrun him and bring him down.
“The member released Jack to assist in finding the men. As they approached the gate, an unknown man jumped out from a trench and attempted to flee. The member warned the suspect to stop but he continued running and soon after, Jack apprehended him.
Thanks to Jack, the suspect will face the full force of the law and is set to appear in court soon for his crimes. Thankfully, not much on the property was damaged, a few air-pipes to the value of R1000.00 were reported as damaged.
“The 27-year-old suspect was detained on a charge of housebreaking and theft. The suspect is expected to appear in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court soon.”
Jack’s birthday is just around the corner; he turns 9-years-old in June. Sergeant Volente Baatjies and Jack have been working together since 2018 and have successfully arrested ten suspects together.
Under his belt, he has caught liquor store robbers, copper cable thieves and home invaders. Well done, Jack, you are a shining star. Keep on bringing down those bad guys!