Police make arrest after BMW stolen at Linden Park, South Australia

A man has been arrested after crashing a stolen car at Linden Park this morning.

Just after 3.30am on Tuesday 4 February, a witness reported seeing a group of people arrive at a Linden Park business on Devereux Road in a white Toyota Prado. Several members of the group then stole a green BMW from the premises and both vehicles were last seen heading north on Portrush Road.

Eastern District patrols spotted both vehicles on Portrush Road and engaged in a short pursuit with the BMW but lost sight of the car on Glen Osmond Road.

A short time later a member of the public reported seeing a BMW rolling down Grant Avenue at Toorak Gardens and collide with a stationary vehicle.

Patrols attended quickly and with the assistance of PD Nero located the suspect in the front yard of a nearby house. A 17-year-old youth from Hillcrest, was arrested without incident and charged with illegal use and driving offences.

The Toyota Prado, stolen from Stephens Place in Adelaide on 5 January, is still outstanding. The vehicle was last seen heading north on Marion Road at Park Holme.

Investigations are continuing and anyone with information that may assist is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at www.crimestopperssa.com.au

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