A 53-year-old man has been arrested over an alleged carjacking which saw an elderly couple assaulted and their car stolen after giving him a ride.
According to NSW Police, on Tuesday December 13 a man approached the 81-year-old woman and 90-year-old and helped them with their groceries at a shopping center in Casula, in southwest Sydney.
The man then asked them for a lift in their gold Nissan Micra, which the elderly couple agreed to.
The woman noticed the man allegedly stealing her mobile phone from her handbag, and subsequently pulled over on Kurrajong Rd in Casula and asked him to leave.
The man then allegedly exited the car, but then assaulted the elderly woman and re-entered the vehicle through the driver’s door.
He then fled the scene in the car, with the elderly man still in the vehicle.
A short time later, the man allegedly assaulted the 90-year-old and pushed him out of the vehicle on Grimson Rd in Liverpool.
He then fled with the car.
After extensive inquiries, the 53-year-old from Bankstown was arrested in Wyong at about 8 a.m. on Friday and taken to Wyong Police Station where charges are expected to be laid.
On Friday, he was charged with larceny, unlawfully taking/driving a motor vehicle with a person in it, taking/detaining a person with intent to obtain advantage, and aggravated robbery.
He will appear before the Newcastle Local Court on New Year’s Eve.