Alfredton man arrested over armed car-jacking in Wendouree

March 8, 2023 5:51 am in by

An Alfredton man is in custody following a frightening Wendouree armed car-jacking in broad daylight.

It’s alleged the 37-year-old approached a car on Gillies Street around 1.40 Tuesday afternoon demanding the driver get out and smashing his window with the butt of a knife.

The man escaped through the passenger’s side with a cut to his hand, while the accused drove off in the victim’s Holden Commodore.

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He and the victim’s car were found a short time later on Ballarat-Daylesford Road in Dean where the alleged offender was arrested.

Ballarat Police are asking for any witnesses or information as investigations continue.