PD Olly gives chase as two burglars arrested after attempting to flee from Corby police in van

The hard working pooch chased one of the burglars through open fields before he was arrested

By Megan Hillery
Wednesday, 21st October 2020, 2:47 pm
Updated Wednesday, 21st October 2020, 2:52 pm

Northamptonshire Police were called at 7:20pm last night (October 20) to reports that two people had broken into a commercial premises at an industrial estate in Brunel Road, Corby.

When officers arrived, a white Peugeot van drove away from the scene and failed to stop for police.

The front seat passenger, a 41-year-old man from Birmingham, got out of the van and was immediately detained then swiftly arrested.

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One Birmingham man and one Corby man was arrested for burglary after being located by Northamptonshire Police and PD Olly.

The van then drove to a dead end in Macadam Road, where the driver abandoned the vehicle and fled down Stockbridge Road

PD Olly was then deployed to search for the escapee. He tracked the offender across open fields and then over a small brook where he found the man’s discarded balaclava and then, shortly after, the second burglar trying to hide from him among some brambles.

The 36-year-old Corby man was also arrested.

Both offenders are currently in custody.