Teen carjacker to face 12 charges

Charged with multiple offences

A 16-year-old boy will face the Children’s Court after being charged with multiple offences including aggravated robbery, following a carjacking in Calwell yesterday (Monday 15 August 2022).  

About 8.00am yesterday, a man was sitting in his blue Ford Mustang while parked at the Calwell Shops when a teen opened the driver’s door and allegedly threatened the driver with a knife.  

After a short altercation where the driver was allegedly punched by the teen, the driver handed over his keys and the teen left the scene in the Mustang.  

About 3.00pm yesterday police engaged the stolen Mustang in Chisholm, with the driver allegedly crossing to the wrong side of the road to avoid stop-sticks placed on the roadway.  

About 3.50pm police again engaged the Mustang in Richardson, with it driving along a footpath to evade police. A short time later the Mustang was located in a greenbelt area where it had become bogged and an attempt had been made to set the vehicle alight.   

The driver was apprehended by police a short time later while attempting to climb onto the roof of a shed in Wentcher Place, Richardson.    

The driver was identified as a recidivist 16-year-old offender who was subsequently charged with 12 offences including breach of bail, aggravated robbery, take motor vehicle without consent, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, possession of a knife, drive motor vehicle without consent, drug driving, three counts of dangerous driving, unlicenced driving and display false number plates.  

Anyone who witnessed the incident in the Calwell Shops carpark yesterday morning or the blue Mustang driving erratically during the day is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website.  Please quote 7187900.  


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Police Media — (02) 5126 9070, act-police-media@afp.gov.au 

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