Teens in court over kidnap, carjack in Penrith

Two teenagers are due in court today charged over the alleged carjacking and kidnapping of a man at Penrith last September, NSW Police say.

An 18-year-old man was driving along Cooper Street, Penrith, about 3am on 9 September 2016, when police allege he was flagged down by a distressed teenage girl.

As the girl got into his car, another man got into the back seat.

Police from Penrith Local Area Command will allege the man threatened the driver with a knife and forced him into the back seat while they drove around; at times the driver was also forced into the boot of his car.

The couple allegedly used the driver’s debit card to withdraw cash and make purchases over more than 13 hours of captivity.

The driver’s smart phone was also stolen before he was released at Glemore Park shortly before 5pm.

Police were alerted and an investigation began.

Following inquiries, a youth was arrested on 8 October 2016, and charged with robbery, robbery in company, detain for advantage in company, and aggravated carjacking. The youth was 17 at the time of the alleged offence.

Yesterday (5 May 2016), a 17-year-old girl was arrested by Police Transport Command (PTC) officers on Belmore Street, Mt Druitt.

She’s been charged with robbery in company, detain for advantage in company, and aggravated carjacking.

Both are due to appear in a children’s court today.

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