A police dog sniffed out firearms and other stolen goods hidden under a heap of tree leaves by thieves in Worcester, Western Cape.
According to police spokesperson Brigadier Novela Potelwa, police were responding to a burglary and theft at a farm in the Nuy Valley area early on Sunday.
"On their way to the scene, the K-9 unit members were alerted by farm-watch members of an empty safe next to the road," Potelwa said.
"Utilising the K-9 unit's explosives dog, the members followed tracks leading to a dry river bank. The canine reacted to a pile of leaves and sat on it."
Upon closer inspection, police discovered three rifles and ammunition, a tag light and a laptop buried under the leaves.
The alleged thieves managed to evade arrest.
Police are investigating.
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