Members of public threatened with firearms

Police are advising the public to contact police if they sight a car stolen at gun point this evening.

Throughout the day (Sunday 22 December), police have received several reports of members of the public being threatened with a firearm.

At 5.30am a victim was in his car on Bagster Road in Salisbury North when another car described as a small grey hatchback cut him off. The victim reports a passenger exited the car and pointed a firearm at him. The victim sped away from the scene and contacted police.

Then just after 7am, a man reported he was walking along Village Terrace in Blakeview when he was threatened with a firearm. Two men who then stole his bag and the victim was punched in the face. The men were in a small silver hatchback.

Just after 7.15am a victim was parked on Fuller Street in Walkeville when a stolen lime green coloured Holden Commodore utility reversed up to his car. The passenger got out of the ute and threatened the victim with two firearms before stealing his wallet and phone.

Just before 11.45am a victim reported he was driving along Bolivar Road in Paralowie when a small hatchback pulled alongside him and the occupant threatened him with a handgun.

Just after 7.35pm, the victim was in Creslin Avenue in Ingle Farm when a car pulled alongside and the driver threatened him with a firearm. The victim sped away.

The events culminated at 9.20pm when a man was approached in Pauls Drive at Valley View.

The victim was threatened and he was assaulted with what he describes as a shotgun.

The man then stole the victim’s vehicle, a blue 2011 Ford Falcon utility.

A previously mentioned stolen silver Hyundai that may be linked to earlier reports was located nearby and has been seized by police for forensic examination.

Anyone who spots the stolen blue 2011 Ford utility, SA registration S325APC, with a black tarp over the tray and silver sports bar is asked to contact Triple Zero immediately. Members of the public are advised not to approach the car and to contact police.

Enquiries are still underway to confirm if the incidents are linked.

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