Trio arrested after break-in and assault at Salisbury North, South Australia

Police have arrested three men after they stole a car from a break-in overnight in Salisbury North.

Just before midnight on Monday 28 June, patrols were called to a house on Massey Street, after reports three men had forced the front door and then assaulted a man and a woman inside. One of the suspects was allegedly armed with a machete and struck the victim in the leg while another suspect restrained the woman.

The trio then fled with the victim’s Holden sedan and the woman’s handbag. PolAir was able to follow the stolen Commodore with the three occupants as it travelled through several suburbs before it stopped on Lillee Avenue at Brahma Lodge a short time later. Patrols arrived and arrested two of the suspects while a third climbed onto the roof of a house – refusing to come down.

The suspect began throwing roof tiles as police negotiated with him and after about an hour, the suspect surrendered and was arrested without further incident.

A 30-year-old man from Munno Para, a 30-year-old man from Angle Park and a 27-year-old man from Mansfield Park, have all been charged with aggravated serious criminal trespass, aggravated assault cause serious harm, aggravated assault cause harm, theft, unlawfully on premises and illegal use. They have all been refused bail and will appear in the Elizabeth Magistrates Court later today.

The male victim was taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital with a wound to his leg while the woman was also taken to hospital with a minor cut to her arm.

Police do not believe the attack was random and all parties are known to each other. Investigations are continuing and anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at www.crimestopperssa.com.au

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