(PSD Jonny / VicPD Twitter)

A VicPD canine was welcome help in catching a suspect in a string of break and enters this past weekend.

Early Sunday morning, Victoria Police along with their K9 team were called to a report of a break and enter in the 1000-block of Moss Street.

When VicPD arrived just after midnight, they found a resident in a multi-unit residential building had confronted a man who had gained access to his second floor balcony.

After the resident confronted him, the suspect proceeded to flee from the scene.

VicPD responded along with K9 police service dog Jonny, who then began to track the suspect based on a description from the resident.

A series of several more attempted break and enters in the area occurred while VicPD officers worked to locate the suspect, who continued to try to evade police.

Shortly after 1 a.m., VicPD K9 Jonny along with attending officers responded to another report that the suspect was in a backyard of a home in the 900-block of Covent Place.

The suspect continued to flee through multiple yards while officers chased him on foot.

PSD Jonny eventually caught up with the suspect hiding behind a multi-unit residential building in the 500-block of Trutch Street, and with the help of police took the man into custody without incident.