At around 4.30am Merseyside Police received a report that five men had broken into a shop on Walton Road.
As officers cordoned off the shop, Police Dog Quga who was brought to the scene. A silver Ford Fiesta drove off from the rear of the store towards Westminster Road.
PD Quga gave chase and was almost struck by the vehicle in the process. Officers then saw two men inside the property who, upon seeing PD Quga, emerged from the premises and were arrested at the scene.
The two men aged 23 and 21 from Liverpool were arrested on suspicion of burglary.
They were taken to a police station in Merseyside for questioning by detectives and remain in custody.
Detective Inspector Jennie Beck said, “Although we have made two arrests this morning officers are still searching for three men involved in the incident.
“If you live in the area and saw the burglary take place or the silver Ford Fiesta that drove away from the store this morning please contact police as soon as possible.
“We will use all resources available to us – including PD Quga and his Police Dog colleagues – to find and bring to justice anyone suspected of being involved in a burglary.
“If you see or hear anyone acting suspiciously close to homes or businesses, let us know and we will work alongside our partners in finding those responsible.”
If you have any information on the incident, please contact police by DM via the social media desk on Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre quoting reference 21000860037.
You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111.