15 October, 2011

Self-defence in the News - No. 28

Teen escapes attempted car jacking

Teen escapes attempted car jacking


13:15 15/10/2011

Palmerston North police are investigating an attempted car jacking of a vehicle driven by a young man in the city, just after midnight.

A lone 17-year-old motorist was driving along Ferguson St, between Fitzroy and Ruahine streets, when a a man stepped out on to the road in front of the car.

The young driver slowed and stopped the car.

Police said a second man then approached the vehicle from the rear.

"A third person (a man) then approached the driver's door opening it and threatening the driver to get out of the car.

"A struggle ensued during which the motorist received a minor facial injury before he managed to pull his door closed and accelerate away."

Police described the three offenders as men in their late teens or early twenties.

One of the men may have sustained a leg or arm injury as the car drove away, police said.

They want to hear from anyone who was in the Ferguson Street area at the time of the offence.

Anyone with information relevant to this investigation is asked to contact Detective Johnny Oram of the Palmerston North Police on 06 351-3600.

- The Dominion Post

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