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Man feels heat over hot water system theft

AAP logoAAP 9/09/2016

A man has allegedly tried to steal a two-metre tall hot water service from an Adelaide home by loading it on to a tiny trailer attached to his bicycle.

A security officer found the man in the backyard of an empty SA Housing Trust home in Davoren Park early on Friday and alerted police.

Officers found the man loading the home's hot water unit on to a small trailer attached to his bike.

The 51-year-old Elizabeth East man was arrested and will face the Elizabeth Magistrates Court on Friday charged with serious criminal trespass, property damage and theft.

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