City of Mandurah Councillor recounts terrifying carjacking ordeal

Mandurah Councillor Caroline Knight and Detective Senior Constable Adele McSeveny
The car Ms Knight was driving.
Mandurah Councillor Caroline Knight and Detective Senior Constable Adele McSeveny The car Ms Knight was driving.

CITY of Mandurah councillor Caroline Knight has recounted a terrifying carjacking that left her vulnerable on the streets of Mandurah.

Detective Senior Constable Adele McSeveny said two dark skinned males allegedly entered Ms Knight’s car outside of the council offices about 6.40pm on Monday night.

She claimed they made threats toward Ms Knight and alluded to having a weapon.

Ms Knight said the men left her at a Silver Sands Beach and took her car, and everything in it.

She had no phone and no way to call for help.

“I am fortunate for the people who assisted me that night,” she said.

“I ran to the nearest house and knocked on the door.

“I want to thank them for their kindness.”

Det Snr Cons McSeveny said there was a red SUV being driven by a woman that Ms Knight tried to flag down.

Detectives would like this woman to come forward with anything she may have seen.

Ms Knight’s car was also driven around Mandurah that night and left at Kingdom Church on Mandurah Terrace after 4am the next morning.

Anyone who saw it is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

“It was a terrifying ordeal,” Ms Knight said.

“It was traumatic for myself and my family.”

One man has been charged in relation to this incident.

“All I can say to the public, if you’re out on the road be vigilant,” Det Snr Cons McSeveny said.

Ms Knight maintains that Mandurah is a fantastic place to live.

“It is a reminder that we have to be vigilant when out and about,” she said.

“It’ll take a while to get over this.

“I’m not sure if I’ll get back into my car.”