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Would-be truck thief nabbed in citizen’s arrest

Quick-thinking citizens were quick to spring into action to foil a would-be truck robbery in busy traffic on Port Road in Adelaide, as reported by the Advertiser last Friday.

Police patrols responded to reports of a stump grinder being dislodged from a trailer being towed by a stolen Mitsubishi ute, allegedly stolen at Colonel Light Gardens, before crashing into a traffic light pole at the intersection of Kilkenny Rd.

The 45-year-old Croydon Park resident continued for a short distance before he allegedly attempted to steal a Hino truck, parked at a local business. The man was only able to travel a short distance before being apprehended by half a dozen bystanders.

Footage below from the public detailed the chaotic scene before police arrived.

The man was arrested by police on Port Rd and taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, where he as medically assessed before being charged with two counts of illegal use, driving dangerously, failing to stop after an accident, driving disqualified and driving under the influence.

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