The SA Police Serious Crime Task Force are conducting investigations into aggravated robberies on gaming rooms in licensed venues.
There are 26 incidents that have occurred since 1 January 2019 and since that date, detectives have arrested 15 offenders for committing one or more robberies and one person for assisting an offender to commit a robbery.
As part of the investigations, today SAPOL proactively targeted people of interest as well as locations believed to be connected with aggravated robberies and other serious offending. Detective Chief Inspector Denise Gray said that during today’s operation, compliance with bail, parole and home detention conditions were checked and numerous searches were conducted.
“The operation was undertaken by over 90 officers from the Serious and Organised Crime Branch, Operation Mandrake, Traffic Services Branch, State Tactical Response Group, STAR Dog Operations as well as the metropolitan districts,” she said.
In addition SAPOL continue to collaborate with external partners to reduce the instances of aggravated robberies and provide advice on crime prevention.
“We are working closely with the Australian Hotels Association and Community Clubs Association to provide crime prevention advice and support to their members.”
“We continue to receive valuable information from the community and I would request anyone with any information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.”