Carjacking arrest


A ROSEBUD man has been charged with aggravated carjacking, false imprisonment and a raft of driving offences after he allegedly stole a taxi at knife point and forced the driver to sit in the passenger seat while he drove to Mornington, early hours Friday 2 October.

On arrival he shook the driver’s hand and said they were “mates”.

Detective Senior Sergeant Tony Henry, of Somerville CIU, said the 18-year-old, who had allegedly been armed with a box cutter, turned himself in to Rosebud police later in the day and was “remorseful and made full admissions”. Detective Henry said the man had been “alcohol affected”.

He was remanded to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court today (Tuesday 7 October).

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 6 October 2020


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