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Woman struck by crowbar, car stolen

- FLOSS ADAMS

A WOMAN was struck by a crowbar and then had her car stolen at a service station.

A 17-year-old boy allegedly struck the woman and stole her delivery vehicle at a Berrimah service station about 3am Friday.

Acting Senior Sergeant Xavier McMahon said that police used a tyre deflation device to slow down the alleged offender.

“We were able to track the vehicle to an address in Knuckey Lagoon, the offender – a 17-year-old male – then exited the vehicle and surrendere­d to police,” A/Sen Sergeant McMahon said.

The teen was being held in the Palmerston watch house and was expected to face charges later on Friday.

A/Sen Sergeant McMahon said that, in addition, a second teenager would likely face charges on Friday as well.

“When police went to make the arrest of the first offender, the second offender has come out of a residence,” he said.

“The second offender, a 16year-old male, then attempted to intervene and stop police from carrying out their duty.”

The female victim of the alleged assault was provided first aid by St John Ambulance.

“There was no serious harm caused to the woman,” A/Sen Sergeant McMahon said.

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