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Thursday, February 29, 2024

Elderly man robbed and hit by own car

A woman was arrested last night after allegedly robbing an elderly man of his car at Regency Park yesterday afternoon.

Police say that at about 1pm on Monday, a 74-year-old man was returning to his car parked in a tavern car park on Days Road. The man was approached by an unknown woman who allegedly pushed the man over before getting into his car and then striking him with the vehicle as she drove off in it.

The victim sustained serious injuries as a result of the incident and was taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital where he remains with serious injuries.

The stolen white 2011 Holden Epica sedan was spotted by several members of the public driving around the Aberfoyle Park area just before 8.30pm who alerted police.

Police searched the area with the assistance of the police helicopter (PolAir) and quickly located the Holden sedan in Pennant Street, Aberfoyle Park.

A suspect was located nearby and arrested.

The 25-year-old woman of no fixed address was interviewed by detectives and charged with acts to endanger life, illegal use and driving unlicensed.  She did not apply for bail and will appear in the Port Adelaide Magistrates Court today.

The vehicle has been seized for forensic examination.

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