Police dog descends on Benalla to capture alleged farm thieves

Two arrests: Victoria Police had some canine help to capture two alleged thieves on a property at Murray Rd on Tuesday (January 11) morning. Photo by Contributed

A Victoria Police furry detective was airlifted into Benalla to assist in the capture of two alleged thieves last Tuesday morning.

Enjoying the ultimate air-in-your-ears experience, police dog Tall and his handler were flown in by the police air wing to help sniff out two fleeing offenders.

Local police were called to a property on Murray Rd to reports of suspicious loiterers about 7.20am on Tuesday, January 11.

It is alleged two men were loading stolen property onto a trailer.

Prior to police arrival, the men allegedly fled on foot.

To assist local police, the air wing rapidly deployed Tall and his handler to help search for the offenders.

Shortly after, Tall located two men hiding under hay in a hay shed.

The duo from Benalla, aged 30 and 26, were arrested and are assisting police with inquiries.

The investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone with information is urged to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or log onto www.crimestoppersvic.com.au