Hitchhiker charged over alleged carjacking - Tweed Heads

Wednesday, 05 April 2017 06:33:24 PM

Police have arrested a man after an alleged carjacking on the state’s Far North Coast this morning.

About 2.45am (Wednesday 5 April 2017) a man was driving his car on Wharf Street, Murwillumbah, when he picked up a hitchhiker.

As they reached the Sextons Hill overpass on the M1, the passenger allegedly threatened the driver with a large rock and demanded he get out of the vehicle.

The driver complied and the man drove the car north towards the Queensland border.

Police from Tweed Heads/Byron Local Area Command were notified of the incident and commenced investigations.

About 6.25am (Wednesday 5 April 2017) a 36-year-old man attended Tweed Heads Police Station in relation to the incident.

He was arrested and charged with aggravated take and drive motor vehicle with a person in it – armed with weapon. He was granted conditional bail to appear in Tweed Heads Local Court on Monday 1 May 2017