Hotel robbery suspect arrested, South Australia

Detectives from the Serious and Organised Crime Branch have arrested a man following two armed robberies at hotels at Beverley and West Croydon.

Just after 6.30pm on Monday 16 March, four men armed with crow bars and a knife allegedly threatened staff at a hotel bottle-shop on Port Road at Beverley and assaulted a female staff member. The men fled with cash and bottles of alcohol in a stolen Holden SUV.

The injured woman received a cut to the head and was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for treatment.

A few minutes later, the same armed group of men allegedly threatened staff at a hotel on Torrens Road, West Croydon and stole cash from the bottle-shop. They again fled in the stolen Holden SUV.

The stolen Holden was found abandoned at Renown Park later that night.

Detectives yesterday arrested and charged a 43-year-old man from Ottoway with two counts of aggravated theft using force and illegal use. He was also charged over an aggravated theft at a bottle shop at Ridleyton.

The man was refused bail and is expected to appear in the Port Adelaide Magistrates Court today. (CO2000012615)

A 33-year-old man from no fixed address was arrested on 25 March over both incidents. He will reappear again in the Adelaide Magistrates Court on 13 November. (CO2000011126)

Investigations are continuing.

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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