Wanted man arrested following vehicle stop, foot pursuit

POLICE have arrested a wanted man following a vehicle stop and foot pursuit in South Grafton.

Officers from Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command had been searching for the 30-year-old after he allegedly escaped custody during his arrest about 12.30am on Thursday.

Warrants had previously been issued for the man for stealing offences, including the theft of a charity tin from RSL fundraisers on April 24.

Following inquiries, police stopped a car on Rushforth Rd at South Grafton just after 9.30pm Friday.

The wanted man, who was a passenger in the vehicle, allegedly ran from the car however was arrested following a short foot pursuit.

The local man was taken to Grafton Police Station where he will be charged over the outstanding warrants.

Police would like to thank the public and media for their assistance.



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