Police dog used to track sat nav thieves

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A POLICE dog was used to try to track thieves who stole a sat nav from a van in Whaplode in the early hours of this morning.

The dog and handler were called in at about 12.30am after the owners of a house in Middle Road were woken by noises outside and looked out to see two men tampering with their red Astra van parked in the driveway.

The dog was used to try to pick up the scent of the offenders, who had taken a TomTom sat nav from the unlocked vehicle, on nearby paths, but was unsuccessful.

It is believed the men may have been prowling the area looking for cars to steal from and anyone who saw anything suspicious should contact police on 101.

Car owners are also being reminded to lock their vehicles and not leave valuables on show inside.