First call out for new police dog results in arrest.

Denim the Dog tracks suspect after 7-11 robbery Tuesday morning

  • Nov. 4, 2013 2:00 p.m.

Cpl. Chris Newel

The new Cranbrook and area police dog was successful in tracking a subject after the 7-11 was robbed early Monday morning.

Just after 4 a.m. the 7-11 store on Victoria Street in Cranbrook reported they had been robbed by a subject wielding a knife, who made off with cash and cigarettes.

A police dog, fresh from training, was called in.

The dog, named Denim, tracked the subject all the way to his residence in the 2500 block of 12th Street North.   A 22-year-old male was arrested and is currently in custody awaiting court.

The subject has a criminal record and was released from jail in October for Break and Enter.

Denim had just completed his training in Innisfail Alberta and this was his first call!