Police pursue ‘coward’ car thief

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POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a carjacking at Morley Court, Frankston.

At around 6.45pm on 26 April, a 27-year-old Frankston man had gone to his car to retrieve his wallet. As he opened his car he was punched in the back of the head by a male assailant. The victim fell into the footwell of the car, and the offender drove off.

The offender got 100 metres down Gratan Street before clipping a tree and pushing the victim from the vehicle.

The offender fled in the 2003 blue Ford sedan, which was later recovered outside Milford Crescent.

The victim received minor injuries but did not have to go to the hospital.

Senior Sergeant Warren Francis-Peter said “this is a disgraceful crime, and every effort has been made by the Frankston crime investigations unit to identify and prosecute this cowardly offender.”

Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers at 1800 333 000.

First published in the Frankston Times – 6 May 2019

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