Pursuit leads to arrest at Enfield

An Audi tracked by PolAir has led to the arrest of two people at Enfield this morning.

About 9.45am on Wednesday 7 June, police spotted a grey Audi sedan on Churchill Road, Kilburn which had been linked to a wanted suspect.

Police attempted to stop the Audi to check on its occupants however the driver refused to pull over and was pursued on to Regency and Prospect Roads before being terminated for safety reasons.

PolAir started tracking the Audi from the air as it headed into the Enfield area and then through the backstreets of Greenacres.

The Audi stopped briefly on Fosters Road, Hillcrest where a passenger got out and the car took off again. The passenger went into a nearby home but was quickly arrested by patrols.

PolAir continued tracking the vehicle back to Enfield where it stopped in McCusker Avenue and the driver subsequently arrested.

The driver, an 18-year-old man from Enfield has been charged with dangerous driving to escape police pursuit. He was bailed to appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court on 10 August. The car was impounded.

The passenger, a 16-year-old boy from Elizabeth South, will be charged over an outstanding robbery.

The robbery relates to an incident which occurred at a Windsor Gardens home on Sunday 4 May. Three males allegedly attended the home after the resident had advertised clothing for sale via an online marketplace. The suspects were armed with machetes and stole items of clothing before fleeing the scene.

A 17-year-old boy from Klemzig and a 15-year-old boy from Windsor Gardens had already been charged over the incident and appeared in the Adelaide Youth Court on 5 June. CO2300021420

Whether using Facebook, Gumtree, eBay or any other online marketplace, always consider your safety first.

Consider the following crime prevention tips if selling goods:

* Always meet in a public space that you are familiar with, ideally in an area with CCTV cameras, and during daylight hours

* Attempt to gather details before meeting potential buyer such as person’s name, phone number and email contact

* Tell at least one person where you are going and who you are with, consider bringing a friend/family member

* Ask for identification of buyer, e.g driver’s licence, if they request a ‘test drive’

* Take note of the person’s appearance and description, including their vehicle and registration number if they arrive in a car

If at any time you feel unsafe, walk away. If you become the victim of a theft or scam, report it immediately to police on 131 444.

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