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Dog team helps Ladysmith RCMP collar armed robbery suspect

A police dog helped Ladysmith RCMP nab an armed robbery suspect within an hour of the crime

Mounties were called to a report of an armed robbery at a floral shop just before noon yesterday.

A man went into the store armed with a knife, grabbed some cash and ran off.

RCMP officers on patrol spotted a man matching the suspect’s description around 1… and with the help of the dog team out of Nanaimo they caught up with him hiding the sundeck of a nearby home.

Ladysmith detachment commander, Staff Sgt. Dave Herman, says it was a classic example of RCMP bringing together their resources for a quick response. As is often the case, there were additional RCMP resources working in and around Ladysmith which we called upon to bolster our response to this armed robbery. Regardless of the type of police work different officers are engaged in, a fleeing armed robbery suspect becomes their top priority, as it did yesterday.

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The 28 year old Ladysmith man will be in Duncan Court later today.

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