Boy, 16, charged after woman carjacked, ripped from driver’s seat and dragged along road

A WOMAN has been dragged along a road while hanging head-first out of her car after being carjacked, allegedly by a 16-year-old boy in Sydney’s west.

Police said the 65-year-old woman was set upon in a car park outside a fast food restaurant on Richmond Road at Blacktown about 10.15pm on Tuesday.

The woman was reportedly getting into her vehicle, a Mazda 3, when a 16-year-old boy walked up and dragged her out of the driver’s seat, police said.


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It’s alleged the boy then got in the Mazda and drove off while the woman was still hanging out of the car.

“The woman was dragged along the roadway for about 20 metres before being thrown free,” police said.

The teen continued driving, leaving the injured woman on the roadway with lacerations to her head and limbs. She was transported to Blacktown Hospital for treatment.

Officers found the woman’s Mazda 3 parked on Greenwood Drive about 12.30am, while the boy who allegedly took it was located in Redfern, 42 kilometres away.

It’s understood the boy drew the attention of police after getting into a fight with a male on Gibbons St.

It’s alleged he still had the Mazda keys in his possession.

The teen has since been charged with a list of serious offences, including aggravated assault with intent to take and drive motor vehicle – inflict actual bodily harm and driving unlicensed.

He was also charged with breaching bail and having suspected stolen goods in custody.

The 16-year-old was held in custody overnight and due to appear in Surry Hills Children’s Court today.

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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