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Thursday, May 23, 2024

Second man charged over carjacking

A second man has been arrested over the terrifying carjacking of two women in their 50s in the state’s north-west last month.

Police say that just after midnight on September 20, two women – aged 53 and 55 – were sitting in a Mercedes Coupe on Darling Street, Bourke, when they were approached by a group of males.

The group threatened the women with a knife, before gaining access to the vehicle.

The women managed to flee, and the group was seen leaving the area in the Mercedes, which also contained their personal belongings.

Detectives attached to Central North Police District established Strike Force Doak to investigate the incident.

As part of their inquiries, officers attached to Orana Mid-Western Police District charged a 24-year-old man last month. He remains before the courts.

Following further inquiries, a 21-year-old man from Enngonia, was arrested at a unit on Amber Court, Dubbo, about 8pm on Saturday.

He was taken to Dubbo Police Station and charged with aggravated robbery and be carried in a conveyance taken without consent of the owner.

The man was refused bail and will next appear before Dubbo Local Court today.

Police say their inquiries are continuing and further arrests are expected.

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. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.

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