Men charged with stealing sleeping man’s property, SA

A 20-year-old Clarence Park man will appear in court today after allegedly being involved in theft of property from a disabled man on a train last month, according to SA Police.

The victim, who travels with the assistance of a walking frame, fell asleep on an Outer Harbour train about 4.30pm on 8 June.

Police will allege that while he was asleep two men got on the train and went through the victim’s personal items that were in a storage compartment on the walker, stealing a mobile phone and wallet.

The victim’s credit card was later used without his permission.

On Sunday (10 July) police in the Sturt Local Service Area arrested a 30-year-old Clarence Park man and charged him with two counts of theft in relation to this matter. He is next due to appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court on 24 August.

Last night police from the Public Transport Safety Branch arrested a 20-year-old man and charged him with two counts of theft. He was refused bail and will be in the Adelaide Magistrates Court today.

Both men were also issued with three-month long transit barring orders.

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