Five men arrested over break-ins, SA

Five men were arrested at Salisbury East yesterday morning in relation to two break-ins earlier that night in the southern suburbs, according to SA Police.

About 11.45pm on Monday 25 July, four men allegedly forced their way into a Park Holme home, assaulted the occupant and left empty-handed.

About an hour later, at 12.50am on Tuesday 26 July, seven men attempted to gain entry to a Dover Gardens house, but were unsuccessful and left.

Then at 4am on Tuesday, police received a report of five men loitering in two vehicles at Salisbury Heights. A patrol attended and allegedly located property in one of the vehicles believed to have been stolen from a car break-in in Adelaide on Sunday.

All five men were arrested and charged with aggravated serious criminal trespass, aggravated assault cause harm, attempted aggravated assault, illegal interference and two counts of theft.

The arrested men, aged 38 from Blair Athol, 29 from Point Pearce, 34 from Point Pearce , 33 from Point Pearce, and 26 from Point Pearce, were all refused police bail and will appear in the Elizabeth Magistrates Court today.

Two suspects remain outstanding and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information that may assist the investigation is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at

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