Two charged after alleged attempted carjacking near Grafton

Saturday, 08 April 2017 04:06:26 PM

A man and a woman have been charged after an alleged attempted carjacking near Grafton yesterday.

About 4.30pm (Friday 7 April 2017), officers from Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command attempted to stop a black Toyota Rav 4 with Queensland number plates as it travelled north along the Pacific Highway at Clarenza.

Police will allege the vehicle failed to stop and a number of pursuits were initiated through James Creek and Chatsworth Island, before a second set of road spikes were deployed at Mororo and the vehicle stopped.

The driver and two passengers allegedly fled on foot.

A short time later, it’s alleged they approached a white van in the southbound lane of the Pacific Highway, Mororo, where the woman produced a replica firearm and attempted to carjack the van.

Police attended and arrested a 34-year-old man.

A 23-year-old woman and a 15-year-old boy were also arrested on Mororo Road and all three were taken to Grafton Police Station.

The man was charged with larceny (x2), shoplifting (x2), dishonestly obtain property by deception,

The woman was charged with larceny (x2), break and enter house, and use offensive weapon in company.

They were both refused bail to appear at Grafton Local Court today (Saturday 8 April 2017) where they were refused bail again to reappear at the same court on Monday (10 April 2017).

The boy was released pending further inquiries.

The stealing offences allegedly relate to incidents on Sunday 2 April 2017 at a bottleshop on Woodburn Street at Evans Head and a sporting store on the Pacific Highway at Coffs Harbour.

The break and enter allegedly occurred at a home on Sumatra Place, Port Macquarie on Thursday 6 April 2017.