Cradock wanted suspect arrested in Port Elizabeth

South African Police Service

Cradock wanted suspect arrested in Port Elizabeth
Cradock wanted suspect arrested in Port Elizabeth

Responding to numerous complaints from residents in the Kensington area about a couple allegedly involved in housebreakings and robberies in the area, prompted two police officials from SAPS Mount Road to probe deeper into such allegations.

It is alleged that although the community knew the suspects, they feared for their lives and opted not to open cases against the couple.

A week prior to the arrest, the members investigated the background of two names provided to the officers and it was established that the male was wanted in Cradock for similar cases. A warrant of arrest was issued by SAPS Craddock immediately.

On Friday 22 January 2021 at approximately 00:30, the 26-year-old suspect was arrested at his residence in Buxton Ave, Kensington. On questioning the suspect gave a false name and indicated to police that the person on the warrant of arrest is in fact his brother and not him.

Detective officers from Craddock came to Port Elizabeth and identified that the arrested person was indeed the wanted suspect.

He faces a charge of theft and possession of suspected stolen property (Craddock cases). He appeared in the Port Elizabeth magistrates’ court.

Byron Clulow was remanded in custody and will appear in the Cradock magistrates’ court on Monday, 25 January 2021.

Mount Road Station Commander, Brig Marius Groenewald commended the two members from the community service centre for their dedication, commitment and passion towards their vocation. ‘These members went the extra mile and ensured that the information provided by the community of Kensington was followed through until the suspect was identified and arrested. Ensuring community safety is a priority, actions such as this augments the communities trust in the South African Police Services,’ added Brig Groenewald.

SAPS Newsroom

SOURCESouth African Police Service