Two charged over car-jacking

Two men have been arrested following an alleged car-jacking on the Central Coast overnight. 

About 10.15pm (Monday 19 December 2016), a woman was sitting in her parked Holden Commodore sedan at a shopping centre car park in Tuggerah. 

Two men, aged 30 and 24, approached the car and began banging on the driver’s window, allegedly demanding she handover the car. 

The older man allegedly kicked and smashed the driver’s window and dragged the 51-year-old woman from the car, before both men got in and drove from the scene. 

The woman received minor injuries during the incident but did not require hospital treatment. 

Police from Tuggerah Lakes Local Area Command were notified of the incident and patrolled for the men. 

A short time later, officers located the Holden Commodore crashed into a power pole on Wyong Road, near Beckingham Road, at Berkeley Vale. 

The two men were arrested at the scene and were assessed by NSW Ambulance Paramedics for injuries resulting from the crash. 

The older man suffered facial injuries, while the younger man received an injury to his ankle.

 Both were taken to Gosford Hospital for treatment under police guard, before being taken to Wyong Police Station where they were charged. 

Subsequent investigations also established the men were allegedly involved in a separate single-vehicle crash on the Pacific Highway at Ourimbah earlier that evening. 

The 30-year-old man was charged with aggravated take/drive motor vehicle in company, negligent driving (x2), not give particulars to owner of damaged property, and drive while disqualified (x2). 

The 22-year-old man was charged with aggravated take/drive motor vehicle in company; possess prohibited drug and an outstanding warrant. 

Both were refused bail to appear at Wyong Local Court today (Tuesday 20 December 2016).

Source: NSW Police

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