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A police dog has nabbed an alleged burglar hiding in the backyard shed of a Como home overnight.

A 31-year-old Belmont man is facing several charges and will appear in court today after Police Dog Enzo tracked him to a shed in Axford Street.

Police say they received a call about 10.30pm from a homeowner in Alston Avenue who reported a burglary in which several items were stolen.

They received another call shortly after to say a man was in the backyard of a Robert Street home but that he fled after being disturbed.

Police searched the area on foot and from the air.

The search area was narrowed after a man was spotted jumping over a fence.

Enzo tracked him to the shed in Axford Street.

Police say the man intially refused to get out of the shed "but complied when PD Enzo was deployed".

The man was allegedly found with stolen property.

He has been charged with aggravated burglary, trespassing and stealing, and will appear in Perth Magistrates Court today.

The West Australian

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