Police have arrested a man in Mt Gambier following the smash and grab theft of a significant amount of jewellery from a Modbury shop last month, according to SA Police.
At about 11.15am on Tuesday 18 April, two men entered the Modbury Triangle Shopping Centre on Main North East Road, throwing large rock at the front window of a jewellery store smashing the glass.
The two men then allegedly reached in and stole a total of 86 yellow and white gold diamond rings from a window display. Holden Hill Police investigating the incident released CCTV images of the two men wanted over the incident.
On Thursday morning 11 May, police patrols a searched a Mt Gambier house, locating one of the men sought over the theft.
A 42-year-old man from no fixed place was arrested and charged with aggravated serious criminal trespass and the theft in relation to the jewellery theft on 18 April, plus two unrelated recent thefts in Mt Gambier.
The arrested man has been refused court bail and will appear in court in June.
Holden Hill Detectives are still searching for the second man (pictured below) At this stage none of the stolen jewellery has been recovered.
Police are asking anyone who can either identify the remaining suspect or anyone with information on the location of the jewellery please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or online at www.crimestopperssa.com.au