Trio arrested after weekend assault and kidnapping, South Australia

Police have arrested two men and a woman and are looking for a fourth man following an alleged kidnapping and assault in the northern suburbs over the weekend.

Just before 1am on Saturday 13 June, a woman called triple zero claiming she had been kidnapped at gunpoint and was currently in the boot of a car. The woman was able to provide police with vague details of her location. A short time later, patrols identified and attended a house in Elizabeth Park where they located the woman tied up in the boot of a Mitsubishi sedan. Police then entered the property and located two men and a woman who were all known to the victim and arrested them.

Police will allege the victim had met one of the accused at a location at Para Hills earlier in the evening before where she was threatened with a gun before being forced to drive to the property at Elizabeth Park. The victim was taken inside and assaulted before being tied up and placed in the boot of the Mitsubishi.

A search of the property resulted in police locating the victim’s purse, clothing and jewellery along with a replica handgun. The three arrested are a 33-year-old woman from Elizabeth Park, a 33-year-old man from Valley View and a 39-year-old man from Para Hills. The trio have all been charged with kidnapping, aggravated threats to kill, aggravated assault cause harm, aggravated assault and illegal use. They were all refused bail and will appear before the Elizabeth Magistrates Court today.

The victim was taken to the Lyell McEwin Hospital and treated for several injuries including a fractured eye socket.

Police are appealing to anyone who may have seen a black Mitsubishi Magna sedan registration WUA612, driving erratically in the northern suburbs between 7pm on Friday 12 June and 1am on Saturday 13 June to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at www.crimestopperssa.com.au

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