Man charged over carjacking in Newcastle

A man has been charged over a carjacking in Newcastle on Friday.

About 1.15am (Friday 9 November 2018), four men who are known to each other were in a Holden Commodore on Hansen Place, Shortland, when the driver stopped and got out of the vehicle.

A 27-year-old man in the passenger seat was then allegedly threatened with a knife by the two other passengers.

The man was forced from the vehicle by the two men, who then drove it from the scene. No injuries were suffered.

Police from Newcastle City Police District commenced an investigation.

About 7pm yesterday (Saturday 10 November 2018), a 23-year-old man was arrested at Speers Point.

He was taken to Belmont Police Station and charged with aggravated robbery, possess prohibited drug and disqualified driving.

He was refused bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court today (Sunday 11 November 2018).

Inquiries continue to locate the second offender.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

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