Police use drone in finding assault suspects

2567 drone OKPolice used a drone to locate and arrest two men suspected of an aggravated assault in Alice Springs.


The drone was deployed after two men were seriously assaulted, one with a brick, in Todd Mall.


The second man, who was attempting to identify the offenders for police, was also allegedly assaulted by the men before they fled the area.


Numerous foot, motorbike and vehicle patrols failed to locate the alleged offenders in the Anzac Hill area, however they were located soon after the deployment of the remote piloted aircraft, say police.


A 23-year-old man and a 16-year-old youth are assisting police with their enquiries. Police say they will continue to make further enquiries into others allegedly involved in the incident.


“Alice Springs police will continue to use a range of resources to apprehend offenders involved in criminal activity,” says Alice Springs Superintendent Pauline Vicary.


“The drone is a great tool for our prevention and response capability.”


– Police repport.




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  1. Act responsible
    Posted August 8, 2018 at 4:11 am

    Drones, dogs and a hard working police force plus a much more vigilant Alice community.

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  2. Paul Parker
    Posted August 7, 2018 at 6:08 pm

    Even smaller drones a great tool for increased police efficiency.
    Every rural NT Police stations need a drone with officers trained to use them.

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