Three men are set to appear in court today after a police dog tracked them down when they ran away from police.
Officers were on patrol in Maddiston in the early hours of Sunday morning following a spate of thefts in the area in recent weeks.
They were called out at around 3.30 a.m. after reports of the trio acting suspiciously.
The men were seen driving away in a car and when stopped by the officers they ran off into the darkness.
Their getaway was short-lived, however, as police dog Kai and his handler PC Andy Inglis were soon on their trail and Kai tracked them all down to allow officers to arrest them.
Falkirk Inspector Paul Rollo said: “This is an excellent example of how specialist and local resources work together to tackle local issues.
“Officers were out patrolling the area in response to overnight thefts and were able to quickly respond to a report of suspicious activity. If you see anyone acting suspiciously I would urge you to contact police”
Three men, aged 27, 23 and 22, were arrested for dishonesty and road traffic offences. They are due to appear at Falkirk Sheriff Court today.