Two men are recovering from police dog bites and facing a string of charges after allegedly trying to steal copper wire from an Ergon Energy depot in Rockhampton.

It’s alleged the 19 year old and 24 year old, both from Rockhampton, broke into the storage yard around 2am Sunday morning.

An extensive CCTV network at the facility captured the alleged incident and police were immediately notified, with Rockhampton police and dog squad officers quickly searching the premises.

The pair was found hiding in separate areas of the depot and were bitten by PD Sacco during their arrests, with an officer heard shouting at one of them to “stop fighting the dog”, on body cam vision released by Queensland Police.

Both men were treated at Rockhampton Base Hospital for minor injuries.

The 24 year old man has been charged with enter premise and commit indictable offence and possessing dangerous drugs.

The 19 year old man was charged with enter premise and commit indictable offence.

Both men are due to face Rockhampton Magistrates Court in July.

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