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Man left with broken ribs and fractured femur after aggravated burglary in Sunbury

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A man has been left with serious injuries including broken ribs, a fractured femur and leg wounds after he confronted a man who was trying to steal his car in Sunbury earlier this week.

The 47-year-old man heard a noise just after 4am on Tuesday morning, at his home on Riddell Road Sunbury.

He went downstairs and saw a person starting up his Jeep Cherokee.

The owner tried to open the driver’s side door but the offender continued to drive away, causing the owner to fall underneath the car.

He was run over by the rear driver’s side wheel, the offender drove off and left the victim in his driveway with serious injuries.

Detective Senior Constable Natalie Keogh told Tony Jones the victim remains in hospital.

“He had a hold of the driver’s door and as the driver took off he was taken under the car and run over,” she said.

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The white Jeep was seen on Old Lancefield Road near Savages Lane in Woodend about 4.50am.

It was involved in a collision at 6.10am on Tylden Woodend Road in Woodend, side swiping a vehicle travelling in the opposite direction.

The Jeep was found dumped on Corks Road in Macedon about 7am.

The offender is described as aged in his mid to late 20s with a solid build and dark-coloured hair.

Investigators are hoping to speak to anyone who saw the white Jeep Cherokee on the morning of Tuesday 25 September or anyone with dash cam footage of the vehicle.

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