A NEW recruit on the police force helped bring a burglary suspect to book on only his third shift on the job.

PD Balto, a German Shepherd, was called in after a break-in at My Yummie Pizza in Longridge Avenue, Saltean at 2am today.

A delivery bag containing a safe was found dumped.

Meanwhile three men were seen scampering away from the scene, and one was detained by police trying to hide in bushes.

PD Balto managed to track down a second man who was attempting to hide on a garage roof.

Police said two suspects including  a 28-year-old man from Hastings and a 21-year-old man from Bexhill were arrested on suspicion of burglary and have been released under investigation as enquiries continue.

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to report it online or call 101, quoting serial 178 of 09/04.