Two teenagers have been arrested following an alleged Sydney carjacking and a police pursuit on the Mid North Coast.
About 4.15am today (Wednesday 14 July), a 27-year-old man was seated in a stationary blue Mazda 3 in a car park on Hyatts Road, Plumpton, when the driver’s side door was opened and he was confronted by two males – one allegedly armed with a knife.
The pair threatened the man and demanded his car keys before they pulled him out of the vehicle and assaulted him several times.
The pair then entered the Mazda and drove away.
Officers from Mt Druitt Police Area Command attended and commenced inquiries.
The man received minor injuries to his arms and hands, however, did not require hospital treatment.
Following inquiries, about 10.15am, police from Mid North Coast Police District attended a service station on the Pacific Highway at Nambucca Heads, where they have approached the blue Mazda 3.
The vehicle fled at speed and police initiated a pursuit.
The pursuit was terminated a short time later on the Pacific Highway due to manner of driving.
Police continued to monitor the vehicle before officers from Coffs/Clarence Police District and the Traffic and Highway Patrol sighted it on the Pacific Highway at the intersection of Halls Road.
The Mazda continued north before returning to the Pacific Highway at Harbour Drive, where it collided with another vehicle.
The vehicle attempted to drive away before allegedly knocking a pedestrian to the ground; they were uninjured.
The occupants fled on foot into a nearby shopping precinct where they were arrested by police just before 11am.
Two males – aged 15 and 16 – were taken to Coffs Harbour Police Station, where they are expected to be charged later this evening.
Investigations into the alleged incidents are ongoing.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.