Man stops frightening car theft attempt

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Police are warning residents to stay vigilant after an attempted car theft in Glenmore Park on Monday, January 20.

About 5.10am a resident on Muru Drive heard his vehicle start and ran outside to investigate, confronting a man in the driver’s seat.

The man in the vehicle attempted to disengage the park brake, but was unable to and the owner yelled at him to get out.

A second man then came from behind the vehicle and pointed a knife at the owner.

Again, the first man attempted to disengage the park brake on the vehicle, but was still unable to do so.

The owner retreated back to his house and stood in the doorway.

It is alleged that a third male in a dark coloured Holden Commodore, possibly a VE or VF sedan, drove down the street.

Both offenders eventually got into the vehicle and fled the scene.
Police were notified and an investigation was launched.

Inquiries revealed that the men had rummaged through two vehicles.
The first offender was last seen wearing a baseball cap and hooded jumper with the hood pulled over his head.

The second was wearing a red baseball cap, dark hooded jumper with the hood pulled over his head and dark coloured pants.

The victim reported a partial vehicle registration number, possibly similar to EP79.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Investigations are continuing.

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