City Central Local Area Command
Alleged Car-Jacker Gets Caught After Crash – Pyrmont
A man has been arrested and will face court following an alleged assault and car-jacking in Pyrmont yesterday morning.
About 9:30 am, two men were in a taxi on the Western Distributor off-ramp when they allegedly assaulted the 44-year-old male taxi driver before fleeing the scene.
A short time later it is alleged the pair carjacked a 24-year-old Waterloo man in Bulwarra Road at Pyrmont.
Police will allege one of the men approached the car and ordered the driver out of the vehicle, punched him in the face and dragged him out of the car, before driving from the scene and crashing into a wall on Bulwarra Road.
The victim flagged down a passing Police car and a 21-year-old Villawood man was arrested and taken to City Central Police Station while the other man ran from the car and was able to evade Police.
The 21-year-old allegedly failed a breath test recording a high range reading of 0.186.
He was charged with:
- Aggravated assault with intent to take/drive motor vehicle,
- Assault occasioning actual bodily harm,
- High range PCA,
- Resist arrest,
- Never licensed person drive on road.
The man was refused bail and will appear at Parramatta Bail Court today.
City Central detectives are continuing their investigations and are attempting to identify and locate the other man believed to be involved in the incident.