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VIDEO: Vinnie – the police dog that burglar Ricky Homer is unlikely to forget

Police dog Vinnie and his handler chase burglar through store

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Scary footage of a burglar being chased and caught by a police dog inside a Cambridgeshire store has released by police. A video shows the dramatic moment Ricky Homer is arrested after security staff alerted police after Ricky Homer broke into Dobbies Garden Centre in Wyton, Huntingdon, just after 10pm on 23 October.

He was being watched on CCTV cameras taking charity tins from the tills and filling trolleys with goods from the store.

Banged to rights: Ricky Homer custody photo and a still from the police footage of his capture and arrest

Banged to rights: Ricky Homer custody photo and a still from the police footage of his capture and arrest

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Police dog Vinnie and his handler went to the store and with the help of the CCTV operators, chased 36-year-old Homer through the store and into the soft play area where he was arrested.

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At Cambridge Crown Court on Friday (12 January), Homer, of no fixed address, was sentenced to a year in prison after previously pleading guilty to burglary and possession of a class B drug.

Detective Constable Neil Patrick, who investigated, said: “Homer is an opportunist burglar with a number of crimes under his belt.

“Thanks to the partnership working of the alarm company and CCTV operators, the officers at the scene and Police Dog Vinnie, Homer was swiftly arrested and is now behind bars for a year.”

 

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