A man has been charged following an alleged carjacking on the Central Coast over the weekend.
About 5.30pm on Sunday (26 June 2022) a man allegedly threatened a 25-year-old man with a knife at a service station on the Princes Highway at Doyalson and demanded the keys to his car.
The armed man then took the keys and fled in the man’s car.
About 2.30am the next day (Monday 27 June 2022) a man allegedly assaulted a 20-year-old attendant at a service station on the Pacific Highway at Lisarow.
The man attempted to open the cash register but was unsuccessful and fled empty-handed.
About 10am that day, a man allegedly stole a van with an attached trailer that a tradesman had parked on Parsons Road at Lisarow.
A short time later, the man stopped the vehicle at Cottesloe Avenue, Lisarow, and attempted to use a sledge hammer to detach the trailer before leaving on foot. Witnesses saw the man and called police.
Officers attached to Brisbane Waters Police District attended and placed the man under arrest.
The man was charged with:
- Aggravated robbery inflict ABH
- Armed with intent commit indictable offence
- Assault occasioning actual bodily harm; and,
- Take & drive conveyance without consent of owner.
Following further investigation, he was also charged with an outstanding warrant issued by Nepean Police Area Command over an unrelated matter. Those charges are:
- Shoplifting; and,
- Aggravated assault with intent to take/drive motor vehicle armed with weapon.
The 29-year-old man was bail refused to appear at Gosford Local Court on Tuesday 28 June 2022.
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.