Cheap wine and a date with court, SA

Two men have been arrested after they were allegedly selling stolen wine from the side of the road in the city, according to SA Police.

Just before 8.30pm on Thursday 21 April, a member of the public reported to police, two men were offering red wine for sale from several boxes in Waymouth Street.

Police patrols searched the area and located the two men near Topham Mall, on speaking to the patrol one of the males produced two bottles of red wine from the inside of his pants.

Both men gave conflicting stories about how they acquired the three bottles of premium red wine and couldn’t provide receipts or proof of purchase of the Penfolds RWT, Penfolds St Henri and the Taylors St Andrews red wine valued at around $100 each.

Both suspects a 32-year-old man from no fixed place and a 18-year-old man from Brooklyn Park were both arrested and charged with theft and unlawful possession. The older man was also charged with breaching his bail and will appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court later today.

Police are making further enquiries on the wine and unsure at this stage how many bottles of wine they may have sold in Waymouth Street last night.

If anyone has any information on the incident or the wine, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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