BMW STOLEN IN HILLS CARJACKING

CARJACKING

Four men have been arrested after a carjacking at Castle Hill yesterday.

A29-year-old woman parked her BMW 428i in The Hills Showground Metro car park about 8.35am on Sunday, October 4 when she was approached by a man who told her he had a knife and demanded the keys to her car.

The Kellyville woman handed over the keys, however, she was assaulted when she tried to run away and sustained minor injuries. The man drove away in the BMW.

An investigation commenced by detectives attached to The Hills Police Area Command and a description of the car was disseminated.

At about 9:30pm on Sunday evening officers from Newcastle City Police District were patrolling the Junction area when they saw the stolen vehicle. Police will allege the driver accelerated away and a pursuit was initiated. It was terminated shortly after due to safety concerns.

About 10:20pm, officers from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District Proactive Crime Team noticed the vehicle driving west along the New England Highway, Hexham, and followed it into Tarro.

With assistance from PolAir, the car was monitored through local streets, before it joined the M1, where it was seen travelling south.

About 1am this morning, Monday,  October 5, the vehicle stopped at police roadblocks at the Palmdale Road overpass at Ourimbah.

Four men – two aged 18 and two aged 19 – were arrested and have been taken to Wyong Police Station.

The operation involved police districts including Newcastle City, Lake Macquarie, Tuggerah Lakes and Brisbane Water, as well as Traffic and Highway Patrol, the Dog Unit, and PolAir.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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