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Police hunt man over carjacking suspect

From the Rumour File

Southern Metro Region Crime Team detectives have released CCTV footage as part of their investigation into a carjacking in Narre Warren last week.

Investigators have been told a 57-year-old Narre Warren South woman was driving along Harrington Drive just after 9pm on 26 July when her car was rear-ended by a light-coloured four wheel drive.

When the victim got out of the car to check the damage, she was approached by two men from the vehicle, one of whom was armed with a firearm.

The man threatened the victim and demanded she hand over the keys before striking her in the face.

She provided the car keys before the two men got into her car and drove away.

The four wheel drive followed in the same direction.

On 28 July, the victim’s car – a white VW Golf R – was spotted by police driving with false number plates along Stud Road.

When police attempted to intercept, the car sped away along a service lane.

Officers were notified of a collision involving the VW and another car at the corner of Stud and Brady roads shortly after.

No one was injured during the collision.