Police launch investigation into attempted carjacking at Tamworth

Police are appealing for information following an alleged attempted carjacking in the state’s north east today.

About 5.35am today (Tuesday 16 August 2022), a woman stopped at the intersection of Wilburtree and Goonoo Goonoo Street, Tamworth, to give way, when a Nissan X-Trail stopped in front of her.

Two males exited the vehicle and approached her vehicle, demanding she get out of the car. The woman refused and began beeping her horn, before the teens fled. They were last seeing leaving the area in the X-Trail.

The 19-year-old woman was uninjured.

Officers attached to Oxley Police District have commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Following inquiries, police believe the Nissan was stolen overnight from a home in east Tamworth and was involved in a fail to pay at a petrol station in Taminda.

As inquiries continue, officers are urging anyone with information, CCTV, or dash cam footage to contact police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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.

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