Three teenagers will appear in court today charged over an alleged carjacking in St Clair earlier this week.
About 11.25pm on Monday, a food delivery driver, aged 19, was driving his black Audi A4 when he stopped to make a delivery outside a home on The Grandstand, St Clair.
After delivering the food, he was getting back into his car when he was allegedly approached by an unknown male armed with a knife. The armed male reached into the car and pulled him out while threatening him with the knife.
The male allegedly got into the Audi and drove away, followed by a Ford Focus – which inquiries revealed had been reported stolen from a home in Jordan Spring on Thursday, November 5.
Officers from Nepean Police Area Command attended, established a crime scene and commenced an investigation.
Following inquiries, three teenage boys – two aged 16 and one 14 – were arrested by officers from Nepean’s Proactive Crime Team on Cox Avenue, Penrith, just after 3pm yesterday.
They were taken to Penrith Police Station, where the 16-year-old from Mt Druitt was charged with ‘aggravated assault with intent to take/drive motor vehicle-armed with weapon’, ‘robbery armed with offensive weapon’, two counts of ‘goods in personal custody suspected being stolen’, ‘attempted dishonestly obtain property by deception’ and ‘driver never licenced’.
A 16-year-old from Penrith was charged with ‘dishonestly obtain property by deception’, ‘take and drive conveyance without consent of owner’, ‘robbery armed with offensive weapon’, two counts of ‘receiving’, and ‘never licenced person drive vehicle on road’.
The younger male was charged with ‘robbery armed with offensive weapon’.
All three were refused bail to appear before a children’s court today.
Both the Audi and Ford Focus have been recovered and will undergo further examination.