Members of the public thwart Paralowie robbery attempt | Grange servo robbery
By Sourced Externally
January 15, 2024
Members of the public have come to the rescue and recovered cash that was stolen in a northern suburbs robbery.
A man has been arrested after members of the public recovered cash stolen from a northern suburbs business on Saturday evening.
Police said an armed man entered a business on Liberator Dr at Paralowie, threatened staff and stole an amount of cash about 5.45pm on Saturday.
But as the man left the business he was challenged by members of the public, who were able to recover the cash.
The suspect left the scene on a pushbike but about an hour later, following an investigation, police tracked a man down to a Modbury Heights address.
A 44-year-old man was arrested and charged with aggravated robbery.
He did not apply for bail and will appear in the Elizabeth Magistrates Court on Monday.
Police are appealing for witnesses of the incident to come forward.
Meantime, just after 7.30pm on Saturday police were called to a service station on Military Rd at Grange after a man with a knife entered and threatened staff before leaving on foot with stolen cigarettes.
No staff members were injured during the confrontation.
PolAir was deployed overhead and tracked the suspect to Baker St, where patrols arrested a 34-year-old Norwood man.
Police said a knife and stolen property were in the man’s possession.
The man was charged with aggravated robbery and possessing a knife in a public place.
He was refused bail and is set to appear in the Port Adelaide Magistrates Court on Monday.
Police have encouraged anyone who witnessed the incident to contact them.