Police arrest four after Box Hill aggravated carjacking

Police have arrested four male teens following an aggravated carjacking in Box Hill early this morning.

Police allege a 40-year-old man was parked on Collins Street when four males appeared and opened the doors to his car about 2.40am.

The victim was allegedly threatened with a knife and dragged out of his car before the four offenders drove off in the victim’s White Suzuki Baleno.

Hours later, investigating Police located the vehicle on Ford Street, Ivanhoe at about 10.30 AM, before the police Air Wing continued observations on the stolen Suzuki hatchback allegedly travelling at high speed.

The Air Wing followed the car throughout various northern and eastern suburbs, before the driver of the car stopped on Eel Race Road in Chelsea.

Officers on the ground quickly responded and arrested four male teens in the vehicle:

• A 15-year-old Ivanhoe boy

• A 15-year-old Balwyn North boy

• A 16-year-old Richmond boy

• A 14-year-old Doncaster boy

They remain in custody assisting Box Hill Divisional Crime Team Detectives with their enquiries.

Anyone who witnessed the incidents is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.

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