Man charged over northern suburbs robberies , SA

Police have arrested a man over two aggravated robberies that occurred in the northern suburbs earlier this month, according to SA Police.

Just after 12.30am on Monday 4 June, police were called to Gawler Street at Salisbury after three men allegedly threatened a taxi driver with a knife before stealing his takings and mobile phone. Thankfully the taxi driver was not physically injured.

About 4.15am on Friday 1 June, a man allegedly armed with a knife entered a service station on Salisbury Highway at Salisbury and threatened staff before stealing cash and running off.

The victim was not injured.

As a result of investigations, police were able to identify the suspect and arrested him at Brahma Lodge on Saturday (9 June). A nearby home was searched where police recovered the taxi driver’s stolen mobile phone.

A 22-year-old Salisbury North man was charged with two counts of aggravated robbery and refused police bail. He appeared in the Elizabeth Magistrates Court on Monday and is expected to appear again in the Adelaide Magistrates Court on 24 August.