Tyson the Dog
Greater Manchester Police dog Tyson. Good boy. Greater Manchester Police

A Greater Manchester Police dog named Tyson has been showered with treats (we hope) after tracking down three suspected armed bank robbers who allegedly stole a box of cash after striking a security worker with a crowbar.

Tyson tracked three men down in a woodland area where the offenders drove after escaping the crime scene in a car. Tyson found them in dense undergrowth, according to Manchester Evening News.

A 28-year-old man and 17-year-old boy have been arrested on suspicion of armed robbery.

Sergeant Danny Kabal of Greater Manchester Police's Tactical Vehicle Intercept Unit said: "This was a shocking incident where a security employee was violently attacked by three, brutal, offenders.

"Thankfully, our specialist team, including Tyson the police dog, responded immediately and as a result, we have been able to make two arrests.

The three robbers targeted a security worker carrying a box of cash at 4pm on Friday (17 November) at a bank on Stockport Road in Levenshulme.

They demanded the worker hand over the box, then struck them, causing them to drop the box which they grabbed and escaped with.

"Tyson's swift work shows how vital police dogs are in our fight against violent criminality. While we've made two arrests, our investigation continues and I'd ask anyone who has information that could help with our enquiries, to get in touch with us."

What a good boy.