Thevenard woman arrested after Adelaide robbery

A Thevenard woman was arrested as police continue to hunt for a man wanted after an attempted robbery at Mawson Lakes on the weekend.

At 8.30pm on Saturday, a man armed with a knife entered the Mawson Lakes Hotel on Main Street and threatened staff.

The man attempted to steal a cash till but was disturbed and left empty handed.

During the incident a hotel patron was stabbed in the back. He was treated at the hotel by paramedics before being taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital, but his injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

The suspect was last seen heading west on Main Street and was described as being of Aboriginal appearance.

A few minutes later a stolen Mercedes Benz sedan was located nearby on Metro Parade at Mawson Lakes, with a woman running from the scene after crashing into the gutter.

Police suspect the 22-year-old Thevenard woman was driving the getaway car used in the robbery.

She was arrested and charged with aggravated robbery and illegal use of a motor vehicle, and will appear in the Elizabeth Magistrates Court on Monday.

Checks revealed the vehicle had been stolen from Birkenhead on Tuesday and it was seized for forensic examination.

Police patrols and the police helicopter searched the Mawson Lakes area, but could not locate the suspect.

Information later came through that the man got into a taxi near the hotel and after seriously assaulting the taxi driver was dropped off in the Mile End area, however a search of the area failed to locate the man.

Anybody with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at