Woman forced from car in Townsville, QLD

Detectives are investigating a robbery that occurred in Cranbrook last night where a woman had her car and stolen after she was forced from it, Queensland Police say.

Initial inquiries indicate at about 8.20pm the 45-year-old woman and three children arrived at the front gate of her property on Fitzroy Street.

One of children got out to open the gate when a man has approached the driver’s side of the car, opened the door and demanded the woman get out.

The man forced himself into the driver’s seat on top of the woman and attempted to reverse the car, at the same time the remaining two children exited the car.

The woman fought with the man for a short time before being forced out of the moving car.

The man drove off in the silver Mitsubishi ASX heading down Fitzroy Street towards Charles Street.

The vehicle was later found abandoned at the intersection of Black River Road and the Bruce Highway.

The man is described as Caucasian, approximately 180cm tall, with scruffy blonde hair and a scruffy full face beard. He was wearing a yellow high-vis shirt.

The woman was treated at the scene for minor injuries. None of the children were physically injured as a result of the incident.

Investigations are continuing.

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