Gun in rob attempt


TWO men and a woman allegedly attempted to steal a car in Andrews Place, Mornington, and, when challenged, one man pulled out a gun at 8.30am Wednesday 8 June.

Acting Senior Sergeant Peter Drake said the trio, driving a white Magna sedan, had called a tow truck to retrieve the car, possibly as a way of recovering a debt. When the victim ran out to remonstrate there was a brief argument before one of the would-be thieves produced a gun. No shots were fired.

Police were called and the two men drove off, leaving the woman behind. A brief pursuit was called off when the men began driving erratically.

An 18-year-old woman, of Bittern, was later charged with theft of a motor car. She has been bailed to appear at Frankston Magistrates’ Court at a later date. A Somers man, 35, and a Hastings man, 29, are being sought for questioning.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.

First published in the Mornington News – 14 June 2016


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