Driver stabbed, has ear partially sliced off in carjacking attempt

A MAN has been stabbed and had his ear partially severed in a horror carjacking attempt in Sydney’s west.

The man, 66, was set upon by a 29-year-old man armed with a knife in Merrylands on Friday afternoon.

Police said the victim was attacked after stopping his Toyota Rav 4 on Newman St, near Burford St, just before 4pm.


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The younger man allegedly stabbed the 66-year-old in the chest before demanding the keys to his car.

It’s alleged the offender stabbed the victim again, partially severing his left ear, before trying to stab him a third time.

However, in an effort to protect himself, police said the victim reached out and grabbed the blade, which sliced through his hand.

The armed man then fled the scene after stealing a garage door opener, police said.

The victim was taken to Westmead Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

Following the bloodied attack, the man allegedly tried robbing a lady on Cambridge Street before stealing a Holden Calais sedan from Lockwood Street

Police said the men then tried selling the stolen vehicle to a man on Montrose Street.

He was eventually arrested and taken to the local police station where he was charged with a long list of serious offences, including attempted murder.

The 29-year-old spent the night in custody and was due to appear in Parramatta Bail 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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