Concord K-9 Bites Fleeing Armed Robbery Suspect

Two males in their early 20s were arrested just after midnight Thursday morning and charged with armed robbery involving a flare gun. A police dog was used to apprehend one of the suspects who was fleeing on foot, according to CPD.

A Concord police K-9 was used Thursday morning to apprehend a fleeing suspect wanted in connection with an an armed robbery near Lacey Lane and Monument Boulevard. No injuries were reported, according to the Concord Police Department (CPD).

Two Hispanic males in their early 20s — both Concord residents — were arrested and charged with armed robbery, according to Concord Police Lt. Robin Heinemann. The suspects were allegedly armed with a flare gun when they robbed a 25-year-old male Concord resident around 12:30 a.m. Thursday.

The suspects fled on foot, but were seen by the victim near the Wendy's on Monument Boulevard. Police detained one of the suspects outside the Monument 7-Eleven, and a chase ensued with the other.

After the suspect failed to heed officer's commands, according to CPD, a police dog was released. The K-9 "quickly caught the second suspect," said Heinemann.

The victim identified the two suspects and both were taken into custody.

The case is now under investigation, according to Heinemann.

Emily Henry December 06, 2012 at 04:55 PM
Apparently, the K-9 involved here was Ben, the 55 lb Belgian Malinois who sometimes gets called "Kitty" for being the smallest dog in the Concord Police Department: http://patch.com/A-0dGX
Joe paolucci December 08, 2012 at 03:53 AM
Anytime someone runs from the Police, they should let the dogs loose.
cindy gorman December 08, 2012 at 06:15 PM
sometimes the best things do come in small packages! good job ben!


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