Charges over Rosebud ‘road rage’


AN 18-year-old Mornington woman has been remanded to appear at Frankston Magistrates’ Court on 14 March charged with robbery, carjacking, criminal damage by fire and theft of a motor vehicle.

A 15-year-old Rosebud boy appeared at Frankston Children’s Court on Friday charged with similar offences from the same incident. A third man is still at large.

The charges follow an alleged road-rage attack at Rosebud early Thursday (1 March) in which two teenagers say they were rammed by a four-wheel-drive and robbed.

The pair, aged 18 and 17, told police a maroon 1999 Toyota four-wheel-drive was “deliberately” driven into their red Commodore in Waterfall Gully Road.

After being forced off the road, the teenagers said, they were chased by three men they thought were from the Toyota who then allegedly stole their car, wallets and power tools.

Their car was later found burnt-out in the car park at Gunnamatta beach, off Truemans Road, Rye.

Detective Sergeant Peter Drake, of Somerville CIB, said that in another incident at about the same time, a man and a woman who parked in a car in Hove Road  near the Rosebud tennis courts were approached by a man from the Toyota who allegedly made threats and demanded money. He is described as being Caucasian, aged in his 20s, wearing a dark-coloured hoodie pulled over his head and bearded. No other descriptions were available.

The car’s occupant, 19, threw out his wallet and phone and the Toyota drove off. No one was injured in either incident.

Police said the Toyota had been stolen from the driveway of a Rye house on Tuesday.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 6 March 2018


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