Mercedes stolen from Springfield two arrested, South Australia

Two people have been arrested after a home was broken into and a car stolen at Springfield late last night.

About 10.50pm on Monday 27 September police were called to a home in Springfield after reports entry had been gained and the victims Mercedes Benz was stolen from the garage.

The car was fitted with a tracking device which allowed police to locate the stolen Mercedes on Prospect Road. PolAir tracked the vehicle from above as it headed north before turning onto Regency Road, Gallipoli Drive and then into the back streets of Angle Park. The Mercedes was dumped on Angle Road where the driver and passenger ran from the car.

Cordons were set up in the area and the pair were tracked to Londonderry Crescent at Mansfield Park by PolAir. The alleged driver was located hiding in the yard of a home and his teenage passenger was located on the roof of another house. Both were arrested without incident.

A 16-year-old boy from Hope Valley and a 21-year-old man from Christies Beach were charged with aggravated serious trespass and illegal use of a motor vehicle. The 16-year-old was further charged with being unlawfully on premises and the 21-year-old charged with speed dangerous, driving unlicenced and driving disqualified. They were both refused police bail and will appear in Port Adelaide Magistrates and Youth Court today.

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