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Two arrested after Port Lincoln robberies

23 May 2019 10:33pm

Two people have been arrested today after separate robberies in Port Lincoln last month.

Police will allege that about 9pm on Friday 26 April a man approached a parked taxi at Tennyson Terrace, Port Lincoln armed with a knife and wearing a disguise over his face. The man threatened the taxi driver and demanded cash. He was handed an amount of money and ran away from the area.

At about 1.50am on Sunday 19 May a man entered the gaming room of a hotel on Hallet Place armed with a knife and with a disguise over his face. He threatened a staff member and customer with the knife and demanded cash. He was handed an undisclosed sum of money and two purses before leaving the hotel on foot.

No one was injured in either incident.

As a result of investigations conducted by detectives from the Serious and Organised Crime Branch and Port Lincoln Criminal Investigation Branch, a 26-year-old man from Port Lincoln was arrested and charged with one count of aggravated robbery relating to the taxi driver, three counts of aggravated robbery relating to the hotel, and deception offences relating to the stolen items.

He was refused bail and will appear in the Port Lincoln Magistrates Court tomorrow (Friday 24 May).

A 25-year-old woman from Port Lincoln was also arrested for deception offences relating to items stolen from the robbery. She has been bailed to appear in the Port Lincoln Magistrates Court on 9 July.