Another petrol station on Youngman St was robbed last night.
Another petrol station on Youngman St was robbed last night. Trevor Veale

Police pursuit ends in bonus arrests

THEY may not have apprehended the initial target, but Grafton Police nailed another two arrests during the chase that unfolded.

The saga started about 4pm on Thursday, when police patrolling in South Grafton spotted a man in his early 20s who was wanted on an arrest warrant.

The man led officers on a foot chase through South Grafton properties and backyards, leading officers to their first unexpected arrest.

The backyard of a Coolabah Way residence contained seven cannabis plants, each plant with a street value of up to $2000.

The chase was momentarily suspended and a 48-year-old woman was later charged with possession of illicit plants.

Coffs/Clarence duty officer Sergeant Lee Thomas told The Daily Examiner the second offender was nabbed when police made inquiries at a Crown St address in Grafton later that afternoon.

While the wanted man who led them on the chase was not there, officers were greeted by another male at the address, who jumped out of a window to avoid police but dislocated his elbow in the process.

Police said it was discovered the man was wanted on a 'revocation of parole' warrant, and spent Thursday night under guard at Grafton Hospital.

The initial wanted man is still at large and the 48-year-old South Grafton woman is due to appear at Grafton Local Court on March 2.



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