Port Augusta Man Charged

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A Port Augusta man has been arrested after allegedly assaulting an elderly woman and stealing her vehicle earlier in the week. The victim, an 80-year-old Para Vista woman, received minor injuries.

The stolen vehicle was seen speeding and driving erratically on the Augusta Highway between Red Hill and Crystal Brook. The car continued north before it was successfully spiked by police around Port Germein.

The 22-year-old Port Augusta West man is expected to be charged with a number of serious offences including aggravated robbery and driving offences.

He will be refused bail and appeared in the Port Pirie Magistrates Court yesterday.

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