Police arrest four after pursuit in northern suburbs, South Australia

Four people have been arrested after a pursuit with a stolen car in the northern suburbs.

Police will allege that about 3.20pm yesterday (Wednesday 1 December) a woman had parked her Range Rover station wagon at her home in Klemzig when she was approached by a man armed with a knife.

He threatened the woman, who had her two young children in the car with her.

He was accompanied by another man, who also stole personal property from the woman’s home, including a green Holden ute.

The victim and her children got out of the car, then the suspect drove off in the station wagon, while the other suspect drove off in the ute.

The woman and her children were not injured.

Just before 5am today (Thursday 2 December), witnesses reported seeing the green ute being parked in Oratanga Road, Modbury North. The suspect then covered the ute with a tarp before joining three other suspects in the stolen Range Rover which was nearby.

The station wagon then drove off, but was spotted by nearby patrols on Montague Road heading east about 10 minutes later. It was then pursued along other roads including Wright Road, Nelson Road and Kesters Road.

Road spikes were deployed but the station wagon managed to drive around them on Martins Road.

The stolen car then collided with a patrol car near the intersection of Whites Road and Diment Road at Salisbury North. A police officer inside the car suffered minor injuries.

The Range Rover was then abandoned and all four occupants were arrested.

A 25-year-old woman from Elizabeth Vale, a 20-year-old man from Nuriootpa, a 15-year-old boy from Hope Valley and a 19-year-old man from Mansfield Park will face numerous charges including aggravated robbery, illegal use of a motor vehicle and theft. It is expected that they will be refused bail to appear in the Elizabeth Magistrates Court later today.

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