Woman charged with aggravated robbery after carjacking incident in Canberra’s south

Lachlan Roberts 3 December 2018

Police have arrested and charged a 38-year-old woman after an alleged carjacking in Canberra’s south last week.

Around 9 pm on Thursday night (29 November), a woman allegedly threatened a young female driver with a large kitchen knife on Denigan Street, Erindale, and demanded her phone and the vehicle. The woman then left the scene in the stolen vehicle.

Around 9:45 pm on Friday night (30 November), police received a call from a member of the public reporting the stolen vehicle was parked on Corrina Street, Phillip.

Police found the stolen vehicle and the woman sitting in the driver seat.

She was arrested and conveyed to the ACT Regional Watch House where she was charged with aggravated robbery and drive a motor vehicle without consent.

The 38-year-old woman faced the ACT Magistrates Court on Saturday (1 December) and was opposed bail.

Police would like to thank the public for their assistance with this incident.

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