The aroma of hot, salty fries might draw you to a fast-food joint, but it was a police dog's "well-trained nose" authorities credit with leading them to a robbery suspect who managed to make off with an entire cash register.
Surrey RCMP says they received a report in the wee hours of Feb 22 that a male suspect had entered a fast-food restaurant in the 15500 block of Fraser Highway. The suspect was allegedly armed and got a hold of the whole cash register unit and fled the premises.
Staff on scene phoned 911 to report the crime and informed police of the direction in which the robber was travelling. While fleeing, the suspect allegedly threatened the restaurant employee with his weapon.
"Frontline officers quickly flooded the area and contained the scene while the Lower Mainland Integrated Police Dog Services tracked and located the suspect nearby," describe the Surrey RCMP in a media release issued Fri. Feb. 25. "Investigators obtained a search warrant for the premise where the suspect was located in order to obtain further evidence."
Police took a 45-year-old man into custody on suspicion of robbery.
"This fast-food robbery suspect’s attempted escape was no match for the well-trained nose of the police dog," remarks Surrey RCMP Media Relations Officer Cst. Sarbjit K. Sangha.
The investigation remains ongoing, note police, and charges have not yet been laid.