Sam Rodrigues: The Advertiser | June 26, 2008
A MAN was arrested at Ingle Farm this morning and charged with aggravated robbery over a terrifying gunpoint raid on a bank at Glynde last Thursday.
Detectives from Operation Counteract, investigating armed robberies, believe they know the identities of the three other men wanted for the highly organised hoist.
Bank staff were terrorised when three men smashed their way into the staff area of the National Australia Bank, behind the customer service counter.
The staff were threatened with a semi-automatic handgun before the men left the scene with cash.
The wanted men are all described as “indigenous” and have been linked to several other crimes including a home invasion and car theft at Sommerton Park, a terrifying armed hold up at the Mawson Lakes hotel and two post office robberies, all within the past two to three weeks.
Asked if the wanted men were Operation Mandrake targets, linked to the so-called `Gang of 49′ detective superintendent Tony Rankine said the suspects were “in an older age group”.
The arrested man is expected to appear in the Elizabeth Magistrates Court either this afternoon or early tomorrow.