Duo charged over spate of rural club robberies

October 4, 2022
Aleney De Winter

Following an ongoing investigation by Yorke Mid North Police and Crime Investigation Branch detectives into a crime spree involving 25 businesses and sporting clubs across regional South Australia, two arrests have been made.

During the crime spree, which spanned 13 towns, it is alleged that 53-year-old Sean Matthew Mullett of Walkerville and 44-year-old Jamie Lee Rawlings of Seaford stole thousands of dollars in cash, alcohol, cigarettes and security safes.

According to police, the two-month crime spree was thought to have begun 18 July with the theft of a safe from Warooka Bowling Club, followed by a safe and cash from the Edithburgh RSL. 

Break-ins at clubs and businesses in the regional towns of Berri, Keith, Tintinara, Kapunda, Tanunda, Normanville, Yankalilla, Ardrossan, Warooka, Orroroo, Jamestown and Gladstone are alleged to have followed, before a final attempted break-in at the Minlaton Bowling Club on 12 September.

Both men were arrested on 15 September and charged with a combined 68 break-in related offences. Both individuals were refused bail and remanded in custody until 3 April 2023, after appearing in the Adelaide Magistrates Court.

There was an attempted break-in at the Minlaton Bowling Club. Image Facebook

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