A WOULD-BE car thief got a soaking when he attempted to hijack a Frankston man’s car, 7.15pm, 29 July.
The offender, armed with a silver meat cleaver, approached the 23-year-old victim washing his car at a commercial car wash on the corner of Klauer St and Frankston-Dandenong Rd, Seaford.
The offender, described as Australian, aged 30, 183cm, and medium build, demanded the victim’s keys and even got into his car before a friend of the victim intervened and the man was hosed down with the high pressure spray.
Sopping wet, he ran off over Frankston-Dandenong Rd towards Pines estate. The man was wearing a white/light grey hoodie and dark coloured pants. His face was covered by black cloth.
Call Detective Senior Constable Marty O’Brien, Frankston Embona Armed Robbery Task Force, 9784 5590 with information.