A fast-acting Richmond Police K-9 helped officers catch a burglary suspect within just one minute Tuesday morning.
Just after 3:30 a.m. April 8, Second Precinct Officer John Edwards responded to a burglary call at a building located on Midlothian Turnpike. Officer Edwards caught a glimpse of a man briefly before losing sight of him.
Shortly after, K-9 Officer Montague Agee and K-9 Phantom were called to search the building for the man. Police announced several times that K-9 Phantom would be released within the building, but the suspect remained hidden until Phantom caught him trying to escape through a small window.
The man was apprehended and with the help of Officer Luther Burdette and Detective Pedro riddle, was taken to the Richmond Police precinct. In the course of an interview, he confessed to breaking into the building to steal items.
According to the Richmond Police Department website, the K-9 Unit consists of "11 K-9 officers and 12 K-9s, including eight patrol dogs, three drug dogs and one bloodhound." For more information about Richmond Police K-9 Unit, click here or visit the Friends of Richmond K-9 website.
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