Theft of masks from hospital, South Australia

A woman will face court after allegedly stealing face masks from a hospital.

Police will allege on Tuesday 24 March, a woman attended the Port Pirie Hospital and stole 100 face masks which had provided to the public on a one for one basis.

Yesterday, (Thursday 2 April), police arrested the 46-year-old from Risdon Park and charged her with aggravated theft. She has been bailed to appear in the Port Pirie Magistrates Court at a later date.

Assault, theft and serious criminal trespass matters relating to the declaration under the Emergency Management Act are aggravated offences which carry harsher penalties.

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