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Retired police K-9 still on the job – finds stolen purse, suspect arrested

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Retired police K-9 still on the job – finds stolen purse, suspect arrested

From “Former police K-9 tracks down new owner’s stolen purse” at policeone.com:

STAFFORDSHIRE, United Kingdom — He’s been retired from the force for a while, but Sam the ex-police sniffer dog showed he has lost none of his old skills when his new owner had her purse nicked.

The crime-fighting German Shepherd got straight on the case — and quickly tracked down the stolen property to an industrial estate almost half a mile away.

And last night Sam was hailed a “wonder dog” as it was revealed his detective work has already led to the arrest of a suspect.

Sam sprang into action after distraught owner Tracy Thompson, 48, was pick-pocketed as she visited a pet shop.

In her stolen purse was £100 in cash, irreplaceable photos of her brother Paul, who died aged 21, and treasured snaps of her daughter’s wedding.

Despite the theft taking place hours earlier, Sam soon picked up the scent and after following the trail for 20 minutes he tore into a bramble bush — and emerged with the missing purse, minus the cash but with the photos intact.

Tracy said: “He’s absolutely amazing. Lassie’s got nothing on him. He was trained to sniff out drugs and must have an incredible sense of smell. He’s a real wonder dog.”

Read more at: http://www.policeone.com/K-9/articles/5942467-Former-police-K-9-tracks-down-new-owners-stolen-purse/

Great police K-9 page at: http://www.policeone.com/K-9/

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