Abos on the Rampage: Home Invasion & Robbery

Home invasion at Somerton Park, then Mawson Lakes pub robbery

Sam Rodrigues, Police Reporter: The Advertiser | June 18, 2008


THREE men on a crime rampage smashed their way into a beachfront house last night, threatening a man with a screwdriver and shards of glass before stealing his car.

The men broke into the Somerton Park house, on The Esplanade, at about 10pm by smashing a rear window.

The men threatened the male resident with a screwdriver and shards of glass from the window, forcing him to hand over a wallet and the keys to his grey Honda Euro sedan, registration XET 920, before fleeing in the car.

The man was not injured.

Inside the car was a doctor’s bag with what police have said contains a “small amount” of pain medication.

The same car was involved in a petrol drive-off at the BP service station at Kurralta Park at about 12.30am, and was then used in a hotel robbery in the northern suburbs.

Three men of Aboriginal appearance used concrete blocks and a baseball bat to threaten three staff members after breaking into the gaming room of the Mawson Lakes Hotel, Main St, just before 3am.

None of the staff members were injured.

Elizabeth police said the men stole items from inside before leaving the Honda Euro.

Two of the offenders are described as being aged in their late teens or early 20s. One is said to be about 170cm tall, about 70kgs and of slim build with a dark beard.

The other has a lighter complexion, is about 183cm tall and was clean-shaven.

Anyone with any information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.