Police Seek Information After Carjacking – Rutherford

Police are appealing for information as part of an investigation into a carjacking at Rutherford this morning.

About 6.10am today (Sunday 26 May 2024), a man left his vehicle in the driveway of a business on Racecourse Road, Rutherford, when an unknown woman got into his Mercedes Benz 4WD.

The owner was trying to remove the woman from his car when an unknown man – armed with a firearm – directed the owner to leave his car, and the woman drove it away.

The armed man then left in a Nissan Skyline sedan.

The owner was not injured and contacted officers from Port Stephens Hunter Police District, who arrived on scene a short time later.

As inquiries continue, police are appealing for public assistance to locate a 2012-model silver Mercedes Benz with NSW registration ETZ-43F and a 1990-model white Nissan Skyline with NSW registration EOW-76F.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is also urged to come forward.

Anyone who sights the vehicle is reminded not to approach the vehicle or the occupants and to instead call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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