27 July 2023

Three arrested after alleged carjacking in the city, police seek witnesses

| Kim Treasure

Operation TORIC officers have arrested three people in relation to an alleged carjacking, but they are still calling for witnesses to come forward. Photo: File.

A woman parked in a rooftop car park in the city was allegedly threatened with a knife after a man opened her car door just before 6 pm on Monday (24 July).

ACT Policing said the woman got into a white Toyota Corolla hatchback that was parked in a rooftop car park attached to the Canberra Centre.

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Shortly after, a man allegedly opened the driver’s door and threatened the woman with a knife. The woman complied and the man got into the Corolla and drove off.

The car then left the scene at speed before allegedly stopping to collect two women and then exiting the car park.

Operation TORIC officers have arrested three people in relation to this matter, however witnesses to the incident, which happened at about 5:50 pm on 24 July, are asked to come forward.

Police would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident or who may have dashcam footage of the white Toyota Corolla being driven erratically soon after 5:50 pm.

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The car had the three-letter ACT registration of NGO, however, these plates have since been recovered. The white Corolla is still missing and anyone with information about its location is urged to come forward.

Anyone with information that could assist police is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or on the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Please quote reference 7491298. Information can be provided anonymously.

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Thank goodness the courts will deal firmly with these muppets and ensure they don’t get the chance to reoffend (recidivist seeks restorative justice. Apply to ACT Magistrates. Sob stories accepted).

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