Four Victorians are caught on a freight train to Perth in an attempt to bypass restrictions and escape Melbourne-infested corona virus
- Adelaide’s incoming interstate freight train left Melbourne at 10:30 PM on Monday
- The train stopped at Adelaide Freight Terminal on Tuesday and police were notified
- Police arrested four men aged 22, 26, 29 and 29, believed to be Victorian
- All four men will appear in Adelaide Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday
Four Victorians attempting to flee to Perth by freight train have been arrested in scenes described as similar to a Hollywood movie.
Adelaide’s incoming interstate freight train left Melbourne for Perth on Monday at 10:30 PM.
But the stowaways were noticed when the train stopped at Adelaide Freight Terminal in Regency Park on Tuesday, and police quickly found the men on board.
Two police dogs, Ax and Zac, got on the train and found the fleeing four suspects.
The four men aged 22, 26, 29 and 29 did not have a permanent address, but were said to be from Victoria.
Troops are seen at Woodside Barracks in South Australia on Saturday (photo) after they have been called up to help guard the closed border with Victoria
The Adelaide incoming interstate freight train left Melbourne at 10:30 PM on Monday towards Perth (stock)
Victorians are not allowed to travel to all states because cases of COVID-19 continue to rise.
The state registered 270 cases on Tuesday, the second-highest daily total since the pandemic began, as well as two deaths – a man and woman in their eighties.
Melbourne and the northern state of Mitchell Shire will be subject to strict phase 3 restrictions if the state struggles to control the deadly disease.
The stowaways were all accused of violating COVID-19 instructions and received no police bail.
The men will face Adelaide Magistrates Court on Wednesday.
Two police dogs, Ax and Zac, jumped on the train and found the fleeing four suspects in the freight trains (stock)
This is not the first time that Victorians have been caught trying to flee to South Australia, with two other men sent away from the border post earlier this month.
The pair were each fined $ 1,000 on the spot and charged with breaking the boundary conditions.
Last month, a truck driver spat at a police officer in south-east Adelaide at another border crossing.
The 63-year-old Victorian was arrested at Hynam’s checkpoint on June 4 at 10:00 am.
He was reportedly offensive when officers questioned him, leading to his arrest.
He was charged with serious ill-treatment by the police, resisting the police and using offensive language.
The driver appeared on Mount Gambier Magistrates Court on June 15.
All four men will appear on Wednesday at Adelaide Magistrate’s Court (photo)