Evanston Park home targeted

GAWLER police are investigating a home invasion that occurred in Evanston Park on Saturday morning, as latest data reveals Gawler is the suburb with the most break-ins and assaults locally.

At around 7.40am, two men entered a house on Krieg Road, where they were confronted by the occupant, who had just woken up upon hearing them enter.

The victim chased the men out of his house, but received minor injuries from some broken glass.

The men were last seen driving away in a black Mitsubishi Lancer (registration: WOR-208) along Sunnyside Drive.

The first man is described as being in his mid-20s, about 175cm tall, with olive/tanned complexion and short dark hair, and wearing dark clothing.

The second man is described as being in his mid-20s, Caucasian and with sandy-coloured short hair.

Police are asking anyone who may have any information relating to the incident, or who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously in the area, to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

The incident occurred just days before South Australia Police began publishing data on break-ins, at the suburb level, online.

The data revealed that, in August, Gawler recorded 43 incidents of crimes against individuals or property, while Nuriootpa had 21, and Evanston, Willaston and Angle Vale each had 20.

The crime statistics can be viewed at police.sa.gov.au/about-us/crime-statistics-map

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Matteo Gagliardi joined The Bunyip in August 2016 with almost two years experience in regional print media, having previously worked at a community newspaper in Swan Hill, Victoria. Covering politics, local government and crime, Matteo likes to sink his teeth into hard-hitting issues, but also enjoys spending time getting to know the Gawler community. Matteo also has a passion for science, agriculture and the environment, and has previously worked as a media officer at the Australian Science Media Centre.

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