Mercedes hits tree after carjacking

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A TERRIFIED couple in their 60s was ordered out of their car in Mount Martha by two men who then drove off and crashed it into a tree, 3.15pm, Sunday 24 November.

Detective Acting Sergeant Peter Drake, of Somerville CIU, said the couple was being tailgated by a silver Honda SUV in Dickson Grove when the incident occurred.

Two men in the Honda pulled in front of the couple’s Mercedes and stopped. One, who “appeared to be holding something under a white cloth”, ordered them out, Detective Drake said.

One jumped into the Mercedes and it, and the Honda, was driven away. The Mercedes was driven into a tree a short time later and the men drove off in the Honda. No description of the men was available.

Detectives from the Southern Metro Crime Team took the couple’s car away for DNA analysis. They were not harmed.

Anyone with information is urged to call Somerville CIU 59781300 or Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 10 December 2019

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