Bystanders save woman from car-jacker in NSW

PHOTO: Twitter

PHOTO: Twitter

A man has been charged over a frightening attempted car-jacking that left two people injured in Sydney’s Inner West on Saturday morning.

Police say the 45-year-old man approached a 34-year-old woman sitting in the driver’s seat of a grey Mazda 3 sedan stopped at an intersection on Georges River Road at Croydon Park just before 9am.


The man allegedly opened the car door before grabbing the woman and attempting to drag her from the vehicle.

The woman fought back and a struggle ensued between the pair, during which it’s alleged the man was able to snatch the key from the car’s ignition.

Witnesses raced to the assistance of the woman, and were able to restrain and detain the man until police arrived.

The woman and a bystander who rushed to her aid suffered minor injuries in the struggle.

The 45-year-old man was arrested and taken to Burwood Police Station where he has since been charged with a long list of serious offences, including:

  • Attempting to take/drive a motor vehicle with a person in it;
  • Inflicting actual bodily harm;
  • Destroy or damage property; and
  • Assaulting a person with intent to commit a serious indictable offence.

Refused bail, he is due to front Parramatta Local Court later today.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at 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 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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