Meet Laser, the garda dog who tracked down the Cork burglary suspect

Meet Laser, the garda dog who tracked down the Cork burglary suspect
Laser from the Garda dog unit who tracked down the suspect on Mahon Golf Course.

Gardaí in Cork said their dog Laser located the man suspected of taking part in a number of burglaries in Cork yesterday.

They are appealing for witnesses in relation to the burglaries that occurred in the Rochestown area.

As they were responding to reports of a burglary in progress the suspect's vehicle rammed a Garda Patrol car and left the scene.

The suspect vehicle was abandoned on the N40 and an extensive search of the Mahon Golf Course was carried out by a number of Garda members, assisted by the Garda Dog Unit and Air Support Unit.

During the course of the search, a number of stolen items were recovered and a vehicle was seized for technical examination.

At approximately 6.40pm a man in his 20s was located by Garda Dog "Laser” and was arrested by Gardaí. He is currently being detained under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act at Togher Garda Station.

Garda Patrick Harrington of the Southern Region Dogs Unit with Laser, at Togher Garda Station.Picture: David Keane.
Garda Patrick Harrington of the Southern Region Dogs Unit with Laser, at Togher Garda Station.Picture: David Keane.

Gardaí continue to carry out searches and are appealing for any witness to this incident. 

Gardaí are also appealing to anyone who may have witnessed two men, believed to be aged in their 20s/30s, in the area and who may appear to have muddy or dirty clothes to contact them immediately.

Gardaí can be contact at Anglesea Street Garda Station on 021-452 2000, The Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111 or any Garda Station.


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