The incident happened last week. Image credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Police dogs and their handlers helped track down two men who tried to evade capture by climbing on to the roof of a farm building.

The men are suspected of being involved recent car key burglaries.

Response officers spotted two cars, believed to have been stolen during house burglaries in Worksop, which were soon found in hedges in the Blyth area having been abandoned.

At around 3am on 17 June 2021, a combined police effort managed to track one of the suspects to a barn.

An officer spotted a man on the roof and the 19-year-old was arrested on suspicion of burglary.

The second suspect was found nearby hiding among pallets and the 27-year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of burglary.

The two crashed cars are believed to have been taken during burglaries reported in Wharfdale and Westerdale during the early hours of today.

A third burglary, reported at a home in Canterbury Close at around 12.40am on 17 June, is also currently being treated as linked.

House keys were taken before two suspects were disturbed and ran off.

Detective Sergeant Andrew Hall, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was an excellent team effort involving local officers and other Nottinghamshire Police units who all worked together to quickly locate and detain two suspects who are being linked to burglaries.

“Nottinghamshire Police takes reports of burglary extremely seriously and we will do all we can to bring people before the courts for these kind of upsetting crimes.

“While we are pleased to have arrested two men in connection with these burglaries we are still urging people to call in with any information which could help us with our continued enquiries.”

The police are urging anyone with any information or footage relating to the incidents to call them on 101, quoting incident number 49 of 17 June 2021, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.