Hotel gaming room robbed

Police are investigating a robbery at a Port Lincoln hotel on Saturday night.

Just after 2am on Sunday, May 19, a man entered the gaming room of the Great Northern Hotel on Hallett Place and threatened staff with a knife.

The suspect stole cash from the till, and purses and a phone belonging to a staff member and a patron before leaving out the back of the hotel.

Fortunately, no one was physically injured during the robbery.

The suspect is described as a man with a dark complexion, medium build, wearing a grey tracksuit with a black mask covering his face.

Police searched the area but did not locate the suspect.

Crime scene investigators and detectives attended and examined the scene.

Anyone who saw or heard any suspicious activity near the hotel overnight or who has any information that may assist the investigation is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at

Break in arrest

A teenager has been arrested after a break-in at Port Lincoln earlier this week.

Police will allege that between 5pm and 11pm on Wednesday, May 15, a house on Fram Street was broken into and property was stolen from inside.

Further investigations led police to arrest a 15-year-old Port Lincoln boy on Friday, May 17.

He was charged with serious criminal trespass and theft.

He was refused bail and was to appear in the Adelaide Youth Court yesterday.

Driver blows .108

About 6.30pm on Thursday, May 16, police stopped a 36-year-old Port Lincoln man in Shepherd Place, Port Lincoln for a mobile driver test.

He recorded a blood alcohol reading of 0.108 and was reported for drink driving and issued with a six month loss of licence.

The man also had his vehicle impounded for 28 days.

He will be summonsed to appear in court at a later date.