Police arrest man after attempted aggravated carjackings in Craigieburn

Embona Task Force and Divisional Response Unit detectives arrested a man at a property on Gillingham Street in Preston today as part of an investigation into two alleged attempted aggravated carjackings in Craigieburn.

It will be alleged a man attended an address on Penhall Drive, Craigieburn and threatened a 21-year-old Craigieburn man with a handgun while attempting to steal a motorcycle on 10 October.

He then attended a second property on Travers Street, Craigieburn, where he allegedly threatened a 59-year-old Craigieburn man with a handgun and attempted to steal a vehicle.

The offender fled the scene on foot and the two victims were not injured in the incidents.

A 29-year-old Preston man was today arrested in relation to the alleged attempted aggravated carjackings.

He is expected to be interviewed and charged with offences including attempted aggravated carjacking.

An imitation firearm was also located during the search warrant in Preston.

Two other people were arrested at the Preston property for matters unrelated to the alleged attempted aggravated carjacking.

A 39-year-old Preston woman was arrested in relation to two outstanding warrants for drug offences.

A 36-year-old Preston man was arrested in relation to an outstanding warrant for driving offences.

Anyone with information or dashcam footage is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

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