Two men have been arrested in an East Perth apartment building thanks to some fast work from police dog Santos this morning.
About 12.20am, police were called to a complex on Adelaide Terrace after receiving information two men had forced their way into the building’s car park.
A canine unit attended the scene, and Santos was taken into the building to try and locate the men.
Two men were found in a stairwell, and ran when challenged by Santos’ handler.
Santos was deployed, and caught one of the offenders by the hip. The man was subsequently arrested.
Another police unit arrived and conducted a search of a nearby apartment complex, where they found the second man – now dressed only in his underwear.
The man’s clothes were found throughout the complex.
A 30-year-old man from East Perth – the one detained by Santos – has been charged with breach of bail, trespass, burglary, and stealing.
He was refused bail and is due to appear in Perth Magistrates Court today.
The second man, a 29-year-old from Kingsley, remains in custody.