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Scary carjacking attempt

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May 16, 2018

A 28-year-old man has been charged with various offences associated with an attempted carjacking in Corowa last Saturday at about 5.40pm.

A 42-year-old man and six-year-old girl of Corowa were driving through an eatery take-away in Sanger Street when the alleged offender approached the car.
“The 28-year-old man approached them with a knife and demanded they get out of the car. The girl was scared. The man got out of the car and the alleged offender fled,” Detective Inspector Crime Management Winston Woodward told the Free Press.
“He was later seen by a male in another vehicle. The man was seen inside the vehicle parked in Reisling Street and when confronted, ran off again.
“Corowa Police Patrol grabbed him and arrested him.
 “It was good work by Corowa Police Patrol. It just shows they’re up and about keeping Corowa and district safe,” Det. Insp. Woodward said.     
The 28-year-old from Tocumwal has been charged with aggravated assault with intent to take or drive a vehicle, armed with a weapon and entering a vehicle without consent of the owner. The man appeared in Albury Local Court on Monday but remains in custody.
He entered a not guilty plea to a charge of aggravated assault with intent to take or drive a motor vehicle. The man did not enter a plea for the charge of entering a vehicle in a public place without the consent of the owner.
He did not apply for bail and will return to court on May 28.
Police allege a knife with a blade measuring about 25 centimetres, which has not been recovered, was used.
Anyone with information can contact police on (02) 6023 9299.

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