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Newest K-9 Tracks down Shoplifting Suspect

A shoplifting suspect in New Jersey was arrested this week after Newark’s newest K-9 officer tracked him to a wooded area, where he was hiding in a bush, police said. The shoplifting happened around 5:30 pm. Tuesday at Plato’s Closet, a used clothing store in Suburban Plaza, police said.

Witnesses told police the suspect ran toward the shopping center’s retention pond behind Applebee’s, and officers spotted him running toward a wooded area near the Christina Mill Apartments. Cpl. Corey Spencer and his K-9 partner Luto tracked the suspect’s scent and found him hiding in a bush. Though K-9s are trained to bite a fleeing suspect… Newark Post

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