Just before 6.30pm Tuesday 15 March a man brandishing a firearm entered a service station on Peachey Road and demanded cash. Staff refused and managed to get the man out of the store, he left on foot empty handed. Thankfully there were no injuries.
A short time later, just after 6.40pm a man with a firearm entered a service station on Womma Road, again demanding cash and cigarettes. The man left the store with a small amount of cash and cigarettes. Thankfully there were no injuries to staff.
Northern patrols quickly searched the area locating a man matching the description on Hewittson Road, Edinburg North. In his possession police allege they located a replica firearm. The 18-year-old Elizabeth North man will be charged with attempt aggravated robbery and aggravated robbery.
The man is expected to be refused bail and will appear in the Elizabeth Magistrates Court tomorrow 16 March.
Any with information about either incident who has not yet spoken to police is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at www.crimestopperssa.com.au – you can remain anonymous.
Extracted in full from: Two hold-ups Davoren Park, South Australia | Mirage News