Police are looking for a man and a woman they say illegally entered South Australia yesterday in a stolen car.
- Police say a man and a woman evaded police at the SA-Queensland border
- They were in a stolen ute and stole fuel from two outback petrol stations
- Two businesses have been fined for COVID-19 restrictions breaches
The white Toyota Hilux was reported as having been stolen from a Queensland address on Sunday and it crossed the SA border yesterday afternoon, evading police at the checkpoint.
Police patrols are currently searching for Alex Blake and a woman he was travelling with in the Mid North after they were spotted in Port Augusta this afternoon.
Blake is described as Caucasian and aged in his early 30s.
He was wearing an orange and blue high-vis long-sleeved top, long dark blue pants and a baseball cap.
The woman is described as having dark, shoulder-length hair.
She was wearing a black short-sleeved T-shirt.
Police believe the pair have a firearm.
The ute has a large black toolbox in the rear tray and now has the numberplate S632BHY, which police say has not been assigned to a vehicle.
Police say the vehicle was involved in a petrol drive-off at Innamincka about 3:15pm on Monday and also allegedly driven at speed towards a man in the outback township.
The pair also allegedly stole fuel at Hawker, in the Flinders Ranges.
Queenslanders can enter South Australia without restrictions, apart from having to notify authorities three days ahead.
Fines for businesses
Meanwhile, police have fined two South Australian businesses for failing to comply with COVID-19 directions at the weekend.
The venues on Hindley Street in Adelaide’s CBD and another in Mount Gambier were slapped with $5,000 fines for letting people stand while drinking alcohol.
Police say they had concerns patrons at a number of venues were not practising physical distancing and issued several other businesses with cautions.
Police also charged two Adelaide men for using a back road to enter South Australia from Victoria yesterday after earlier being refused entry at Yamba, in the Riverland.
South Australia recorded no new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, for the ninth day in a row.
The state has one active case and there has been a total of 463 cases reported since the start of the pandemic.