20 May 2019

Man to face court after spree of attempted carjackings in Kambah

| Lachlan Roberts
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Police have praised the brave actions of the members of the public who stopped a man from fleeing the scene following a frenzied attack in Kambah on Saturday (18 May).

A 31-year-old man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (20 May), charged with multiple serious offences after he attempted to steal multiple vehicles by force in Kambah.

Around 8 am on Friday (17 May), police received reports a man had allegedly stolen a silver Toyota Corolla by force on Reed Street in Greenway. An investigation commenced and about 11:30 am the following day, police received reports of a silver Toyota Corolla driving dangerously on Boddington Crescent in Kambah.

Police allege the driver of the Toyota Corolla attempted to steal two motor vehicles by force at a petrol station on Marconi Crescent in Kambah a short time later, where members of the public who attempted to intervene were threatened with a weapon.

While attempting to flee, the driver of the Toyota Corolla crashed into a parked vehicle in the Kambah Village Shopping Centre car park before allegedly attempting to steal another motor vehicle by force. Members of the public intervened, trapping the man in a car until police arrived.

The man was arrested and transported to the ACT Watch House. No one was seriously injured during these incidents.

The man has been charged with robbery, four counts of attempt robbery, dangerous driving, drive motor vehicle without consent, going equipped for theft, aggravated burglary, theft, attempt aggravated robbery, breach of bail and an outstanding warrant. Police will oppose bail.

Police urge anyone who hasn’t already spoken with police and who may have any information or dash-cam footage that could assist to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website.

Please quote reference 6397165 or 6397571. Information can be provided anonymously.

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