Shoplifter bitten by police dog during arrest

RCMP release:

Annapolis District RCMP, with assistance from RCMP Police Dog Services, has arrested man after a theft from a local store in Middleton.

On November 23, 2023, Annapolis District RCMP responded to a report of a theft at a business on Commercial St. in Middleton. RCMP officers learned that a man had taken $520.00 worth of power tools before leaving the business on foot, without paying. Multiple store employees and members of the public, followed the suspect until RCMP officers arrived at the scene.

RCMP Police Dog Services attended and began searching the area for the man. He was located approximately 950 meters from the store, on the northern bank of the Annapolis River. The man resisted arrest and suffered minor injuries as a result of his struggle with the Police Dog. The man was subsequently arrested without further issues. RCMP officers recovered the stolen power tools nearby.

The man was later released on conditions and will appear in Annapolis Royal Provincial Court on January 15, 2024, at 9:30 a.m.

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