Agitated man hops in woman’s car and demands keys

Attempted carjacking in Queanbeyan

A 74-year-old woman manages to push an agitated man out of her car as he attempted to steal her keys at a shopping centre car park on Monaro Street, yesterday (May 8). 

As the woman entered her Toyota Corolla at about 6.30pm an unknown man approached the driver’s door and demanded the car keys from her.

The woman refused and the man became increasingly agitated before she was able to shut the driver’s door. He then went to the other side of the car and sat in the front passenger seat and again demanded the keys.

The woman screamed and pushed the man out of the car before he left the scene, and was last seen walking along Morisset Street.

Police would like to speak to a man described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 20 to 30-years-old, 165-170cm tall with a solid build and clean shaven.

The man was last seen wearing a dark-coloured top with a white stripe down the sleeves with white writing on the chest or similar, and was carrying a black backpack.


Update: Thursday, May 10. 

THE man, who allegedly attempted to steal a woman’s car keys at a shopping centre car park on Monaro Street on Tuesday, May 8, has been arrested. 

The 29-year-old Queanbeyan man was charged with three offences:

– Assault with intent to take/drive motor vehicle;

– Stalk/intimidate intend fear physical harm; and

– Possess prohibited drug

He was refused bail and will appear in the Queanbeyan Local Court today (May 10).


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