Al­leged car­jacks spark warn­ing


PO­LICE are urg­ing mo­torists to be vig­i­lant after sev­eral al­leged car­jack­ing in­ci­dents.

Glenorchy CIB’s In­spec­tor Craig Joel said al­though car­jack­ings were more com­mon in­ter­state, Tas­ma­nia was not im­mune. “Un­for­tu­nately two al­leged in­ci­dents in as many months is a clear in­di­ca­tion that we can’t be com­pla­cent,” he said. “Driv­ers are urged to lock their doors when trav­el­ling alone and be aware of your sur­rounds when park­ing in iso­lated or dark places.”

Two men have been charged with an at­tempted car­jack­ing at Clare­mont.

Po­lice al­lege the men ap­proached the owner of a Ford Cougar sedan about mid­night on Fri­day last week at the Clare­mont Vil­lage shop­ping cen­tre. The two as­sailants de­manded his car keys and as­saulted him but left without the keys, po­lice al­lege.

The men are also ac­cused of break­ing into the Clare­mont RSL on Bil­ton St on Tues­day and steal­ing al­co­hol.

A 34-year-old man, from Clare­mont, was charged with at­tempted ag­gra­vated car­jack­ing, ag­gra­vated bur­glary, bur­glary and two counts of steal­ing.

A 28-year-old, also from Clare­mont, was charged with at­tempted ag­gra­vated car­jack­ing, bur­glary and steal­ing.

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