‘One of them had a swing so I had a swing back’ Home in­vaders steal BMW, ram po­lice car


TWO men who stole a BMW in a vi­o­lent home in­va­sion are on the run after us­ing the lux­ury sports car to ram a po­lice vehicle sev­eral times in a con­fronta­tion.

Keys and the white BMW sedan were taken dur­ing a house break-in on Engine­house Drive, Shei­dow Park, about 11.30pm on Fri­day.

Home­owner Shane Grieve, 57, said he was about to lock up when he saw two men ri­fling through keys near the front door.

“As I ap­proached them they took off to my son’s car in the drive­way,” Mr Grieve told the Sun­day Mail. “They locked it so I couldn’t (get) them.

Mr Grieve said he was un­sure if he was “brave or stupid” for at­tempt­ing to stop the men.

“I was try­ing to get my son’s car back, they jump out of the car and ap­proach me try­ing to scare me off,” he said.

“One of them had a swing so I had a swing back and then the other guy got in­volved and had a punch and kicked me in the side of the leg. (It’s) shock­ing and a to­tal in­va­sion of pri­vacy.”

The men then fled in the stolen car, flanked by four other men in a blue Holden Com­modore sedan.

Po­lice spot­ted the BMW parked on Rosetta St, Glanville, about 12.15am yesterday.

When of­fi­cers ap­proached the car, two men jumped in­side.

A po­lice car was used to block the road but it was rammed up to seven times be­fore the men es­caped. No of­fi­cers were in­jured.

“That’s ab­so­lutely ridicu­lous and bla­tant abuse of the law,” Mr Grieve said of the in­ci­dent.

He said he and wife Jill, 57, still felt anx­ious be­cause keys to their home and busi­ness still had not been re­cov­ered.

An­other pa­trol car nearby pur­sued the men for a short dis­tance but stopped for safety rea­sons.

The BMW was spot­ted sev­eral times by po­lice as it trav­elled along Semaphore Rd, across the Nel­son St bridge into Port Ade­laide, then on to St Vin­cent St and Bed­ford St.

It was found dumped on Minch Av­enue, Fer­ry­den Park, about 1.50am yesterday. Po­lice used a dog to search the area but there was no sign of the of­fend­ers, who are de­scribed as young men of Abo­rig­i­nal ap­pear­ance. 2. 12.15am Satur­day – Of­fi­cers spot BMW parked on Rosetta St, Glanville. Sus­pects ram po­lice car to es­cape. 3. Next 90 min­utes: BMW is sighted by po­lice sev­eral times driv­ing along Semaphore Rd, across Nel­son St bridge, then on to St Vin­cent and Bed­ford streets at Port Ade­laide. 4. 1.50am – BMW is found dumped in Minch Ave, Fer­ry­den Park. 1. 11.30pm Fri­day – White BMW is stolen from home at Shei­dow Park.

SHOCK­ING: Shane and Jill Grieve had a BMW stolen dur­ing a home in­va­sion that turned vi­o­lent at Shei­dow Park. It was used to ram a po­lice car, in­set top Picture: KERYN STEVENS/AAP

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