Thieves fail to dent ATM at Mannum

Plus a CFS volunteer is hurt in the line of duty, a fire leads police to a cannabis-growing operation and police arrest an alleged thief.

Police are hunting two thieves who failed to break into an ATM at Mannum early last Thursday morning.

Two men rolled up to the ANZ ATM on Randell Street, next to Mannum Old Wares, around 4.30am, in a car they had allegedly stolen earlier that morning.

The used crowbars to try and get into the machine, causing "substantial" damage but failing to get any cash out.

They fled in a green 2002 Mitsubishi Triton, registration XPO 591, with a broken headlight and tail light on the passenger side.

This green Mitsubishi Triton, registration XPO 591, was stolen at Tailem Bend last Thursday and used in an attempted robbery. Photo: SA Police.

The four-wheel drive had been stolen from the driveway of a property at Tailem Bend earlier that night.

Anyone with information about the car theft or the attempted ATM break-in should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or at www.crimestopperssa.com.au.

People providing information can remain anonymous.

Firefighter injured in truck fire at Callington

Meanwhile, a CFS firefighter has been taken to hospital after a fierce truck fire on the South Eastern Freeway.

Thirty firefighters from eight units were needed to put out the B-double, which pulled over at Callington around 7.45 on Wednesday evening and quickly became engulfed in flames.

Both of its trailers were completely destroyed as its cargo exploded into flame.

Grass fire leads police to grass crop

A fire has led police to charge a Murray Bridge man with growing and possessing a commercial quantity of cannabis.

Emergency services were called out to a grass fire on a property on Kuchel Road at Mobilong, just north of the city, at 10.30am on Friday.

The fire burned a few hundred square metres of land before firefighters extinguished it.

No buildings were damaged or injuries caused.

However, while they were on the scene, police allegedly discovered about 40 cannabis plants being grown hydroponically, along with thousands of dollars in cash.

They arrested the occupant of the property, a 62-year-old man.

He was granted bail but will face Murray Bridge Magistrates Court on December 20.

Anyone with information on the manufacture, distribution or sale of illicit drugs should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or at www.crimestopperssa.com.au, anonymously if need be.

Charges laid over TV theft

Finally, a Murray Bridge man has been arrested and charged over the theft of a TV from a local business.

The business on Maurice Road was broken into around 6.40pm on Saturday, activating an alarm.

A large TV was found to be missing.

Police later arrested the 39-year-old local man, charged him with trespassing and theft, and refused him bail ahead of a court appearance in Murray Bridge on Monday.

The television was recovered and returned.


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