Toodyay carjacking accused appears in court as police call for witnesses


The image police released on Friday to help with their inquiries.
The image police released on Friday to help with their inquiries.

A BALGA man charged with an alleged car hijacking in Toodyay on Friday appeared in court for multiple offences the following day.

The 28-year-old was refused bail in Perth Magistrates Court on Saturday charged with armed robbery, aggravated burglary and giving false details.

Wheatbelt detectives want to hear from anyone with information about a female they believe was also involved in the incident.

A man was driving on Toodyay Road about 4.10am on Friday 7when he noticed a Ford Fiesta crashed near Salt Valley Road.

The driver stopped to see if anyone needed assistance, but no one was at the crash scene.

He continued along the road when he came across the man and a woman walking towards Toodyay and he stopped to offer assistance.

Police said the man and woman opened two passenger doors and the man attempted to hit the driver with a metal weapon, as he demanded the driver get out of the vehicle.

The driver left the car uninjured and the pair allegedly drove off in the victim’s car, a white Toyota Hilux with the registration 1EUK 918.

Another motorist pulled up shortly after and drove the victim to Toodyay Police Station.

Police said the female has fair skin, is about 175cm tall with a thin face and wore a light coloured tracksuit top and pants.

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.