Police are appealing for help from the public after a car was stolen during a brazen carjacking in Wollongong yesterday afternoon.
Around 2pm,a 29-year-old man parked his Holden Commodore on Church Street and turned the car off. He left the keys in the ignition and fell asleep.
An hour later, he was woken by the sound of his car keys jingling.
He told police that two men were standing at the driver’s side door. One of the men ordered the driver out of the car and told him he had a gun.
The driver was punched in the face and removed from the car. One of the offenders drove off in the victim’s car, while the other left the scene in a small red hatchback.
The victim contacted police but did not seek medical attention. Police are hoping to speak to two men over the incident.
The first was described as aged between 20- and 22-years-old, with a large build, about 170-175 centimetres tall, of European appearance, with tattoos on his neck, arms and chest. At the time of the theft, he was wearing sunglasses and a fluorescent yellow singlet with black silk shorts and white runners.
The second man was described as aged between 20- and 22-years-old, with a skinny build, around 165-160 centimetres tall, of European appearance. He had black hair that was shaved on the side, with a mullet and rat’s tail in the back with tattoos on his neck and both arms. At the time, he was wearing a black shirt, black shorts, a bumbag and runners.
The red hatchback is possibly a 1998 model Ford or Kia.
Anyone with any information is urged to contact Wollongong police or CrimeStoppers on 1800 333 000.