Handbrake foils attempted car theft

Tim Lamacraft
May 9, 2023 / 4:51 am

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Police are investigating an attempted car theft in Corio early Tuesday morning.

Officers say a man got into a parked car at a Princes Highway business shortly after 6am.

The alleged offender was spotted by the owner of the vehicle who managed to jump in the passenger seat and pull the handbrake, causing the vehicle to stop close by.

The offender is said to have run from the scene with the victim’s mobile phone and wallet and was last seen on Refinery Road.

Anyone with information or CCTV footage relating to the incident is urged to contact police.



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