Police investigate Hampton carjacking

Glen Eira-Bayside Crime Investigation Unit detectives are investigating a carjacking which occurred in Hampton last week (17 February).

The victim, a 71-year-old Hampton East man got into his vehicle which was parked in the shopping centre car park on Bluff Road about 4.20pm.

Two men approached the victim’s vehicle and one of the men opened the driver door and pulled the man out of the white Mercedes Couple.

The second offender opened the passenger side door and got into the car.

They were last seen driving north on Bluff Road towards South Road.

It is believed the vehicle was involved in a minor collision at the intersection of Dingley Bypass and Kingston Road in Heatherton about 4.35pm.

The driver of the Mercedes did not stop and the vehicle was located a short time later dumped in Mack Crescent, Clarinda about 4.55pm.

Both men are perceived to be Pacific Islander in appearance.

The first man had a medium build and believed to be aged in his 20’s and was wearing a grey jumper with black tracksuits pants which had white stripes along the side.

He was carrying a black bag, black hat and wearing white shoes.

The second man has a medium build and also in his early 20s and was wearing black pants, grey t-shirt with a black vest and black hat.

Investigators believe the men were hanging around the car park for at least an hour before the incident and are appealing for anyone who may have driven past the men on Bluff Road who may have dash cam footage to contact them.

Detectives have also released a computer generated image along with CCTV and images of the men they believe may be able to assist with their enquiries.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

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