Bookabie robbery turned fatal

March 25, 2024 11:29 am in by

A man found unresponsive near the Eyre Highway with a serious head injury following a robbery in January has died in hospital.

The 67-year-old was found in Bookabie, 100 km west of Ceduna, on 20 January, and died in hospital on 20 March.

On the same day, a 39-year-old Thevenard man and a 28-year-old Yalata woman were arrested and charged with robbery.

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Both suspects were remanded in custody to reappear in Ceduna Magistrates Court on 1 May.

Police believe this was not a random incident, with all parties known to each other.

The incident has now been declared a major crime.

A file is being prepared for the Coroner and charges are being reassessed.