A MAN has been arrested after locking himself in a car during a botched robbery attempt, police say.
The attempted theft occurred at a petrol station on the corner of Grant Road and Lower Somerville Road in Baxter, 16 October. At around 10.45pm, a man drove his BMW X5 SUV to the petrol station and went inside to buy dim sims.
After entering the shop, the man noticed someone entering his car in the security camera. He ran out to confront the alleged would-be thief, who quickly locked himself in the car.
The alleged attempted theft failed when the man couldn’t start the car. The car’s owner still had the keys.
The man remained locked in the car until police arrived. They quickly arrested the 24-year-old Tooradin man and charged him with attempted theft of motor vehicle.
The man is scheduled to face Frankston Magistrates’ Court on 14 November.