SA: 'Armed' fugitive and female companion caught after intense police search ...

'Armed' fugitive and female companion caught after intense police search that saw an entire town put into lockdown Queenslander Alex Blake and girlfriend allegedly entered SA illegally on Tuesday The pair allegedly led police on a 24-hour chase that shut down several towns  The couple are expected to be charged with offences such as border breach 

By Claudia Poposki For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 02:57 BST, 3 September 2020 | Updated: 02:57 BST, 3 September 2020

A man allegedly armed with a gun and his girlfriend have been arrested following an intensive police search that saw an entire town put into lockdown as officers conducted a search.

 Alex Blake, 28, and his 30-year-old girlfriend allegedly entered South Australia from Queensland on Tuesday - a breach of coronavirus border closures.

The pair were finally arrested late on Wednesday afternoon following high speed chases and helicopter searches in SA's far north.

Blake and his girlfriend allegedly crossed the border in a stolen Toyota Hilux Utility on Tuesday.

Alex Blake (pictured), 28, and his 30-year-old girlfriend allegedly entered South Australia illegally from Queensland on Tuesday

Alex Blake (pictured), 28, and his 30-year-old girlfriend allegedly entered South Australia illegally from Queensland on Tuesday

He was allegedly armed with a gun, Nine News reported.  

Breyten Ward, Leigh Creek Petrol Station manager, said officers told people in the area to close their businesses while

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