Man lucky to escape attempted carjacking

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A MAN was lucky to escape from an attempted carjacking during heavy rain on Thursday night.

Warwick Police senior sergeant Brendan Moore said the man was parked in Canham Way, Greenwood to use his mobile phone about 9pm when he noticed a white vehicle drive past twice.

A few minutes later, someone started smashing the driver side window with what the victim believed to be the end of a knife.

“The window broke leaving a small hole for the offender to lunge at the man with the knife,” Sgt Moore said.

“He managed to avoid the knife except for a scratch to the face.”

The man then sounded the car horn to try draw attention and slid over to the passenger side but kept his feet on the pedals.

It is then believed a second offender started trying to smash the passenger side window with a “metal sounding object” but the window did not break.

The other offender attempted to reach in and open the driver side door but it was locked.

The victim managed to start the car and accelerate away before reporting the incident to police.

Sgt Moore confirmed Warwick Police were “following a number of forensic leads” and called on anyone with information to contact the station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or www.crimestoppers.com.au.