Appeal for assistance – West End at Townsville

Townsville detectives are investigating after two men attempted to steal a teenager’s vehicle at West End earlier this morning, with one of them trying to drag her from the utility.

The 19-year-old Townsville woman was proceeding slowly through the intersection of Percy and Crauford streets, West End at around 3.20am when two men approached her vehicle.

One of the men attempted to open the locked passenger door but was unable to gain entry.

The second man managed to open the driver’s door and tried to pull the woman out of the vehicle but was unable to due to her seatbelt.

The man struggled with the woman before she managed to drive-off in her 2002 blue Holden Commodore utility.

The two men were last at the intersection.

Detectives have also released a comfit image of a man who may be able to assist them with their investigations.

One of the men is described as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander in appearance, aged between 20-25, with a slim build, approximately 180cms tall with short dark hair and black eyes. He was wearing a navy or dark coloured hooded jumper.

Police are appealing for witnesses and anyone with relevant dashcam footage taken between 3.15am and 3.40am today (Wednesday, May 22) at the following locations, to contact them:

• Percy Street, between Ingham Road and Gorden Street, WEST END

• Percy Street, between Gorden Street and Longerganne Street, WEST END

• Percy Street, between Longerganne Street and Crauford Street, WEST END

• Percy Street, between Crauford Street and Harold Street, WEST END

• Bundock Street, between Harold Street and Stagpole Street, WEST END

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via 24hrs per day.

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