Nerang carjacker charged after woman run over in horror daylight robbery

A man who stole a young woman’s car before trying to run her down as she tried to stop him, has been charged.

The shocking incident unfolded in front of horrified onlookers in the carpark of a Nerang shopping centre on Monday, April 10.

Police said the victim, a 20-year-old woman, suffered a serious leg injury after she attempted to stop the thief.


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“During the incident the woman was injured after she attempted get into the passenger’s side of the car and was allegedly dragged along for a short time before the offender slammed on the brakes, causing the woman to fall from the vehicle,” police said in a statement.

A 20-year-old man from Nerang has since been charged with robbery with violence, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

He is due to face Southport Court on April 26.