SA crime: Teens arrested following Welland service station robbery

A pair of petrol stations have been held up in the western suburbs, while a suspected drunk driver has run into a Stobie pole at Thebarton.

There have been two service stations held up in the past week and a suspected drunk driver ran into a Stobie pole at Thebarton in our western suburbs crime wrap.


Police are seeking information from the public after a West Croydon service station was robbed at knifepoint in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Just before 3am on Tuesday December 1, a man wearing a black hooded top, brandishing a large knife, entered a service station on Port Road, demanding cash from the till.

The suspect was handed a small amount of money and he then fled on foot. He was last seen walking south across Port Road.

There were no physical injuries.

The male suspect is described as caucasian appearance wearing a black ‘Everlast’ hooded top and trackpants.

At the time of the robbery he was wearing a surgical mask and carrying a hunting style knife with a 15cms blade.

Police patrols searched the area, including a police dog patrol, but the suspect wasn’t located.

Anyone with information on the robbery or the suspect should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


A suspected drink driver crashed his car into a Stobie pole at Thebarton on Tuesday morning.

Police and emergency services were called to the intersection of James Street and Light Terrace, Thebarton just before 5am on Tuesday December 1 after residents heard a loud crash.

The driver, a 27-year-old man from Bedford Park, was the only occupant of the vehicle.

He was taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital by ambulance for treatment of minor injuries.

A sample of his blood will be taken and, pending analysis, he may face charges of drink driving, aggravated driving without due care and driving unlicensed.

The grey Kia station wagon was towed from the scene.


Three teenagers have been arrested following a robbery at a Welland service station last week.

After an investigation, Western District detectives arrested a 16-year-old boy from Seaford Meadows, a 14-year-old boy from Totness and a 15-year-old boy from Myponga. All three were charged with aggravated robbery.

The 16 and 14-year-old youths were remanded in custody to appear in court at a later date. The 15-year-old was granted bail to appear in the Adelaide Youth Court on January 8.

Just before 2.30am on Tuesday November 24, police were called to a service station on Port Road after a hold up alarm was activated by a staff member.

Two teens, wearing a cloth over their faces, entered the service station armed with a knife and demanded cigarettes from the console operator.

They stole a quantity of cigarettes and were last seen on foot heading south on Port Road.

Extracted from Adelaide Now

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