Cops on the hunt for man who abandoned car with abalone worth R800k

Hermanus police had pulled over the motorist at a roadblock on the N2 before he fled on foot.

Hermanus SAPS confiscated large quantity abalone and abandoned vehicle on N2 in Grabouw.  Picture: ‏@SAPoliceService.

CAPE TOWN - A man is on the run after abandoning his vehicle with R800,000 worth of abalone hidden inside.

Hermanus police had pulled over the motorist at a roadblock on the N2 Highway near Grabouw on Thursday.

After spotting police, the driver stopped his car and fled into a bushy area.