Man arrested after motorbike theft at Evanston, SA

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Police have arrested a man and are looking for two others following the theft of two motorbikes from an Evanston business on Tuesday, according to SA Police.

Police were called to a motorbike shop on Main North Road about 4pm on Tuesday 14 November, after three men were seen at the rear of the shop attempting to steal motorbikes. Two motorbikes were pushed away from the business to a nearby school on Barnet Road.

When the store owner became aware of the theft and confronted one of the suspects at the school, he allegedly rode the stolen motorbike at the owner, striking him and knocking him to the ground. The suspect rode off and was last seen riding south on Main North Road on a stolen black Kawasaki KX450F.

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The victim sustained a broken leg and cut to the head, and was taken to the Lyell McEwin Hospital for treatment.

The other stolen motorbike, a yellow Suzuki DRZ250, was located at the school. Police searched the area for the other two men but could not locate them.

Subsequent investigations led Barossa LSA Detectives to an Elizabeth North address where a third man was arrested in connection with the incident.

A 38-year-old man from Elizabeth North was charged with aggravated theft and possessing a dangerous article after a Taser was located at his home. He did not apply for bail and appeared in the Elizabeth Magistrates Court today. 18/C73628

Police investigations are continuing to locate the outstanding two suspects, one of whom was involved in the hit-run collision.

If anyone sees the stolen black Kawasaki (similar to image) or has information on its whereabouts, please contact police on 131 444.

Anyone with other information that may assist the investigation is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at http://crimestopperssa.com.au – You can remain anonymous.

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