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Stolen car torched, youths arrested, bailed

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UPDATE February 13
Boys arrested in rural area a short while ago after stolen car was destroyed by fire. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Car of holiday maker torched

 

A man who would give his name only as Sean arrived in Alice one night
about 10 days ago. He says there was a hole in the sump of his 4WD and
he could drive no further. He pulled up in an open area off the Stuart
Highway, not far from the Colonel Rose Drive turn-off, and made camp.

The next day he says he began calling mechanics to get help to fix
his car but they were all busy. He says he also called camping grounds
but, as he was travelling with his puppy, Sharko, they didn't want to
take him.

He says he received a visit from the Australian Federal Police,
stationed at the airrport. He explained to them that he was not camping
but broken down. In the course of the week he started work on repairing
the car himself. Some Alice locals also offered as helping hand.

After a further visit from the police, he was obliged to find
accommodation and on Saturday night did find a camping ground that would
accept him with Sharko.

When he returned to the car on Sunday, it was a burnt shell. He found
the Stillson wrench that he had left under the car on the front
passenger seat, indicating that it had been used to break the window to
gain entry to the car.

The interior was so completely burned Sean could not tell whether anything had been stolen.

Theft would be one thing, he said, but he wanted to know why whoever was responsible decided to destroy the car. Good question.

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