Aggravated carjacking and assault at Invermay

A man has been arrested and police are searching for another man after an aggravated carjacking and assault at Invermay this morning.

Shortly after 9am, police attempted to intercept a stolen green Nissan Pulsar. There were two men in the car at the time.

The driver attempted to evade police and dumped the car in Evans Street, Invermay.

Police located the two men a short time later, and a 24-year-old man from Legana was arrested.

The other man was pursued by police on foot as he entered a nearby car yard. He was armed with a knife which he presented to staff members before getting into a red Mitsubishi Outlander SUV (registration D79ZN) which was parked in the service area.

Police attempted to arrest the man, however he started the vehicle and drove from the yard knocking a police officer to the ground.

The police officer was not seriously injured and no members of the public were physically harmed during the incident.

The man is described as being in his mid-20s, with a fair complexion and stubble on his face. He was wearing a white cap, grey hoodie and black track pants.

Police would like to hear from anyone who has information about the incident or the location of the second man and/or the stolen Mitsubishi Outlander.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Launceston CIB on 131 444. Information can also be provided to Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1800 333 000 or at

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