‘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