Australia Retired reverend's car stolen in carjacking as he left golf club

04:25  19 november  2019
04:25  19 november  2019 Source:   theage.com.au

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A retired minister has told how he struggled with a carjacker who pointed a fake gun at his head and drove off in his Subaru in Parkville on Monday morning.

Brunswick man John Evans, 65, had been playing golf early on Monday and was heading off from the Royal Park Golf Club at 7.55am.

a car parked on the side of a road: The 2019 Subaru Impreza with number plates 1OO 1DS. © Victoria Police The 2019 Subaru Impreza with number plates 1OO 1DS. Mr Evans got into his 2019 silver Subaru Impreza on Old Poplar Road, a dead-end street, and noticed a dark-coloured SUV waiting near his car.

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“You just stole my golf clubs ,” the man with the gun responds. The person shooting the video keeps recording the incident as he or she walks around a car . The camera emerges on the other side of the car , and Montgomery can be seen holding his left hand to his head.

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Initially, he believed the driver was waiting to take his car spot.

"It backed up a little and I was thinking, 'Oh you've botched that because you still haven't given me enough room to move around," Mr Evans told reporters on Tuesday.

a man wearing a black hat and looking at the camera: Police have created a computer generated image of a man they'd like to speak to over the Parkville carjacking. © Victoria Police Police have created a computer generated image of a man they'd like to speak to over the Parkville carjacking. He then repeatedly tooted his horn, before the offender got out of the passenger side of the SUV.

Mr Evans thought he was being confronted in an act of road rage, then thought the man was trying to impersonate a police officer because he acted with so much authority as he opened Mr Evans' car door.

"I immediately saw the gun and he said, "OK, get out. I've got a gun'," Mr Evans said.

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When the car arrived just before 2 a.m., the defendant got in and told the driver to take him to a McDonald’ s drive-thru, officials said. He now faces three felony counts: carjacking , first-degree robbery and assault. Prosecutors are also seeking a sentencing enhancement for causing great bodily

"I quickly surmised that that ain't a real gun, unwisely."

a car parked in a parking lot: The Royal Park Public Golf Course. © Google Maps The Royal Park Public Golf Course. The attacker unbuckled Mr Evans' seatbelt and dragged him out of the car, tearing his pants to steal the car keys.

The fake gun was flung into the gutter down the road in the kerfuffle and left there, and the offender drove off in the Subaru alongside an accomplice in the dark SUV.

Mr Evans, who was a Uniting Church minister for 35 years, most recently in Carlton, was not injured.

Detective Senior Constable Anthony Murphy urged the community to never assume a weapon is fake if faced with similar circumstances.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Retired reverend John Evans said he immediately knew it was a fake gun. © Joe Armao Retired reverend John Evans said he immediately knew it was a fake gun.

"It's obviously very serious whether it looks fake or if it's real or not. These things are taken very seriously, whether it is an imitation firearm or not.

"Treat everything as if it's real."

Man's car stolen at gunpoint in Melbourne

  Man's car stolen at gunpoint in Melbourne A man had just finished playing a round of golf when a thug pulled a gun on him after throwing him out of his silver 2019 Subaru Impreza in Melbourne. A man who had just finished a round of golf in Melbourne had a gun pulled on him before a thug stole his 2019 Subaru Impreza.Uniting Church Reverend John Evans, 65, was driving his silver car on Old Poplar Road in Parkville on Monday, when a dark-coloured SUV blocked him in, police said on Tuesday. require(["inlineoutstreamAd", "c.

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Detective Murphy said it was too early to tell if it was a planned, targeted attack or opportunistic.

Police are canvassing neighbouring streets for CCTV.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Carjacking victim John Evans. © Joe Armao Carjacking victim John Evans. The area is surrounded by walking tracks and parkland, and people in the area have been urged to jog their memory or check their dash-cam footage from Monday morning.

Police have released a photo of the Subaru Impreza, with number plates 1OO 1DS, and a computer-generated image of a man investigators would like to speak to.

He is described as southern European in appearance with tanned skin, dark hair and aged in his 20s.

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

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