Stolen car used in service station robbery at Tailem Bend
Plus a Murray Bridge man is arrested for a jewellery store break-in, police search for whoever stole batteries from a level crossing at Monarto, and more.
Police are searching for a man who robbed the Caltex service station at Tailem Bend on Saturday night.
A man entered the servo on the Princes Highway around 7.45pm on Saturday, armed with a pole, and demanded cash.
Having taken some, he left in a silver Holden Commodore, registration WNF 977, which had been stolen from a property on Swanport Road, Murray Bridge just before 2.30 that afternoon.
No-one was injured during either theft.
Police described the suspect as a Caucasian male, 180 to 190 centimetres tall and solidly built.
At the time of the hold-up he was wearing a black hoodie with a blue design on the front, green cargo pants and white sandshoes, plus a white and silver surgical mask and white socks on his hands.
Anyone who spots the car, or the suspect, should immediately call police on 131 444.
Anyone with more information about the car theft or the hold-up should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or at www.crimestopperssa.com.au.
Murray Bridge man arrested over window-smashing spree
Meanwhile, a Murray Bridge man has been arrested for allegedly smashing his way into a jewellery store in Elizabeth on Friday night.
Police were called to Elizabeth City Centre just after 10pm after a security guard reported that the jewellery shop’s window had been broken.
When they arrived, they found that the centre’s glass doors had also been smashed, along with at least five shops’ windows.
They spotted a 29-year-old Murray Bridge trying to make a getaway on a bicycle, but chased him down and arrested him, allegedly with stolen property from the shops in his possession.
The man was charged with six counts of trespassing and was due to face court in Elizabeth on Monday.
Who would steal batteries from a level crossing?
Police are searching for whoever was responsible for the theft of seven two-volt batteries from a level crossing at Monarto South late last month.
Sometime on the morning of May 31, between 3am and 12.15pm, someone took the batteries from an underground well at the crossing on Ferries McDonald Road.
The crossing remained functional for motorists, but the theft created a hazard for train drivers.
Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed anything unusual in the area on that date, or who may have dash cam footage of the crossing, to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or at www.crimestoppers.com.au.
1972 Ford recovered but other vehicles are still missing
Finally, police are making progress in their investigation of a car theft in Murray Bridge last month.
They have recovered a 1972 Ford GT and a number of high-performance and vintage car parts and accessories which were stolen from a shed on Emerald Street, Murray Bridge sometime between May 14 and 22.
A boat which was also stolen had been found, burnt out, in the days afterward.
However, police are yet to track down two utes, a 1972 Ford XA and a 1984 Ford X100; and a vintage motorbike, among other bits and pieces.
They are investigating a possible link with the theft of a double-axle trailer from a nearby business in the early hours of May 19.
Anyone with information about either break-in, or the whereabouts of the vehicles, should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or at www.crimestopperssa.com.au.
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