NEWTON, Mass. (WHDH) – A Massachusetts state police K9 officer is being credited with helping to locate two suspects accused of stealing a vehicle and other items in Newton earlier this month, according to state police.

The incident happened around 2:30 a.m. on April 13.

The K9 officer’s companion, Bruno, tracked the suspects’ scent from the vehicle, eventually leading Trooper Brian McKenna to the suspect’s knit hat.

Then, Bruno led the trooper to a gate next to a garage and then to two trash bins, where police said the two suspects were found lying on top of each other.

Durin their arrest, police said they recovered numerous stolen items, including GPS units, cash, credit cards, cellphones, medication and driver’s licenses.

Both suspects were taken into custody by Newton police.

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