Men accused of bashing woman in carpark after trying to carjack motorist at gunpoint

TWO men are on the run after allegedly trying to carjack a motorist at gunpoint and bashing a woman in country NSW.

The violent incidents occurred in the town of Armidale in the state’s Northern Tablelands on Saturday night.

Police said it was around 9.30pm when the two men set upon a driver on Queen Elizabeth Drive.


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It’s understood one of the men pulled a gun on the driver after he stopped to let them to cross the road.

The armed man allegedly tried smashing the driver’s side window but was unsuccessful and the motorist sped off.

The two offenders then allegedly made their way to a nearby carpark where it’s alleged they bashed a woman.

She sustained facial injuries and was tended to by paramedics before being transported to Armidale Hospital.

The two men, described as being Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander in appearance, remain on the run.

They were both wearing hooded-jackets at the time, one orange and the other grey.

A crime scene was established and Queen Elizabeth Drive was closed for several hours while the area was examined.

Anyone with any information that could assist police with their investigation is urged to come forward.

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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