Assailant hijacks car and threatens and robs passengers

February 02, 2018

A man, in his 30s, wearing a dark-coloured T-shirt is on the loose following reports of an armed robbery in Shepparton this week.

Detectives have been told a woman was getting into her vehicle, along with two male passengers, about 5.15pm on Wednesday — at the corner of High and Archer Sts, Shepparton.

Shepparton police Criminal Investigation Unit Detective Senior Constable Mick Guppy said the woman discovered an unknown male armed with a knife in the rear seat of her car.

‘‘She (the victim) discovered him in the back seat, he was already in the car,’’ Det Sen Const Mick Guppy said. ‘‘The man demanded money from one of the passengers before directing her to drive the car to nearby St Georges Rd.’’

Det Sen Const Guppy said the car was involved in a collision with another vehicle on St Georges Rd.

‘‘(The offender) then demanded the car be stopped on Sobraon St before exiting the vehicle and fleeing on foot,’’ he said.

‘‘He was last seen running east on Sobraon St towards Archer St.’’

Det Sen Const Guppy said police were appealing for witnesses to the collision on St Georges Rd or information about a suspicious person in the Archer St and High St area.

Anyone with information is urged to phone Det Sen Const Guppy at Shepparton police station on 58205800. Alternatively, if they wish to remain anonymous, phone Crime Stoppers on 1800333000.

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