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AustraliaCarjacking 'out of control' in Queensland

14:35  16 july  2019
14:35  16 july  2019 Source:

Man 'fled hospital before carjacking and multi-car crash'

Man 'fled hospital before carjacking and multi-car crash' The 24-year-old man has been arrested after allegedly threatening and assaulting a woman in Sydney’s south, stealing her car and causing a multi-vehicle collision.

Carjacking is a robbery in which the item taken over is a motor vehicle. The word is a portmanteau of car and hijacking. The term was coined by Scott Bowles and EJ Mitchell with The Detroit News.

Photo: Queensland PoliceSource:Supplied. THE VICTIM of a Gold Coast carjacking has described the violent incident that saw her knocked to the ground while The victim said she was left without her phone and purse and asked Gold Coasters to looks out for the stolen white Mercedes Benz sport.

Motorists in Queensland are being urged to consider personally protecting their cars after the state’s police admitted they don't have the resources to control vehicle theft.

New figures have revealed there has been a major spike in stolen vehicles across the state, prompting a plea from authorities for motorists to protect themselves.

Woman threw live snake at victim before stealing her car, police say

Woman threw live snake at victim before stealing her car, police say She allegedly threw wooden sticks and a non-venomous black snake at a woman.

Chicago Forced To Turn To Federal Agents, Carjackings Out Of Control . Carjackings are particularly problematic because almost all of them involve a gun. Innocent people have lost their lives in botched attempts.

Queensland (abbreviated as Qld ) is the second-largest and third-most populous state in the Commonwealth of Australia. Situated in the north-east of the country

“It's an ongoing problem, vehicle theft, as we know - unfortunately in the society that we live in, it's an offence that's committed fairly regularly,” Acting Senior Sergeant Lee Fortune told 9News.

In the past year, car thefts across Queensland have surged to more than 16,000.

“Well carjacking is out of control in Queensland,” Opposition leader Deb Frecklington said.

Police are urging drivers to consider investing in GPS car trackers.

“It greatly increases our chances of being able to recover stolen vehicles,” Acting Senior Sergeant Fortune said.

Police Minister Mark Ryan defended the appeal to the public.

“Police have been doing this for their entire existence - providing advice to the community about what they can do to be part of the community safety solution,” Mr Ryan said.

RACQ’s Lucinda Ross said it was up to vehicle owners to be more vigilant “and treat our keys like cash”.

Car manufacturers could also help, with police calling for remote engine immobilisers to be installed in all new vehicles. They want them now more than ever.

“We're obviously guided by vehicle manufacturers as to what we can utilise from their vehicles, as to what they choose to install in the vehicle as standard,” Acting Senior Sergeant Fortune said.

Search continues for truck driver who struck boy on Queensland road.
Investigations were ongoing into a possible hit-and-run where a truck driver hit a toddler on the road near Ipswich and left the scene.

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