Bankstown Highway Patrol
Charges Over Attempted Carjacking – Bankstown
Police have charged a man over an attempted carjacking at a service station in Sydney’s South West last night.
About 6pm, a 43-year-old man stopped at the service station to refuel on Canterbury Road at Bankstown with his 47-year-old wife and niece.
After paying for the fuel, the victim was approached from behind by a man and knocked to the ground.
The man then got inside the Toyota Kluger and attempted to start the 4WD.
The man’s wife grabbed the car keys off him, before getting out of the car and screaming for help.
The would-be carjacker got of the car and crossed the road, while the victim called Triple Zero.
Officers from Bankstown Highway Patrol were quickly on scene and arrested the 28-year-old man at a nearby bus stop.
The man has been charged with assault with intent to steal motor vehicle, attempt to drive with a low range PCA and malicious damage.
The man has been granted conditional bail and will appear at Bankstown Local Court on 13 January 2010.