Cradock police arrest suspect with stolen cars and drugs - one suspect on the run

APRIL 15, 2016

Cradock SAPS on Friday said that they have arrested a 34 year-old suspect about 30 km from Cradock on the N10 towards Cookhouse, for the possession of a stolen vehicle and drugs.

"The team received information from Tracker that two Volkswagen Polos, one which was reported stolen last year in Dobsonville, Gauteng, and the other, which was hijacked yesterday in KwaNobuhle, Uitenhage, were on route to Cradock on the N10," said police spokesperson, Warrant Officer Riaan Herselman. 

"The information was followed up, and the members spotted the vehicles along the N10. Police pulled over one driver and arrested him.  The suspect was also found in possession of drugs.

"The driver of the other vehicle drove through the roadblock, but was forced to stop at a stop and go.  He abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot. The police K9 Unit was called in and the police are on the heels of the suspect."

Both vehicles was seized by the police.

The Cradock SAPS Cluster Commander commended the team and further urge them to continue with their dedication. 

“May this be a warning to all criminals, that the SAPS in the Rural areas are vigilant and dedicated to do our work.  We will not rest until we bring all perpetrators to justice.  I am confident that more arrests are imminent,” added Brig Zamkana.