Police arrest man over South Plympton robbery, South Australia

Police have arrested a man following the investigation into an aggravated robbery at South Plympton earlier this week.

Just before 7pm, Monday 11 October, a man approached the elderly occupant of an Ascot Park home and asked him if he would drive him to an address at Marion.

The victim hesitantly obliged but while they were driving, the man allegedly assaulted the victim by hitting him in the head with a hammer. The assault caused the victim to crash into an unoccupied parked car on Stuart Road at South Plympton. The suspect then dragged the victim out of the car where he was further assaulted before the suspect fled in the victim’s car. It was last seen heading east along Stuart Road.

The 77-year-old man sustained a minor head injury and was taken to the Flinders Medical Centre for treatment.

As a result of investigations, Southern District CIB last night arrested a 39-year-old Morphett Vale man over the incident. He has been charged with aggravated robbery, aggravated assault and illegal use of a motor vehicle. He has been refused police bail to appear in the Christies Beach Magistrates Court today.

The stolen car has not yet been found and police are seeking public assistance to locate it.

Police thank the public for their assistance so far in this matter.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the white 2011 Ford Falcon XR6 sedan with SA registration S581AKT is urged to call the Police Assistance Line on 131 444.

/Public Release. View in full here.