Chrisa the dog and handler Const. Jamie Dopson were on the scene just after midnight, when a man attempted to rob someone at an ATM machine in Coquitlam, B.C.
Dopson says Chrisa, the only female among the Vancouver-area RCMP's roster of more than 30 police dogs, chased a track on the suspect for about 10 minutes before finding him hiding in a backyard.
He says the two-and-a-half-year-old dog's accuracy and tenacity impressed him.
Chrisa and Dopson are the newest dog-handler team on the RCMP's Lower Mainland police dog service, joining last December after honing their skills together for more than a year.
A 37-year-old suspect is custody, thanks to Chrisa and Dopson's handiwork.