Rivervale teeanger charged with aggravated robbery after attempted carjacking

POLICE have charged a teenager with aggravated robbery following an attempted carjacking in Rivervale over the weekend.

Around 8.20pm on Saturday night, a man drove his vehicle into a hotel car park on Great Eastern Highway, where an 18 year-old man approached the vehicle.

The teenager opened the door and threatened the driver, who switched off the ignition and exited the vehicle.

The perpetrator attempted to drive off, but was unable to start the car, before he exited the vehicle and attempted to enter another car with the engine running nearby.

However, the doors were locked and the man returned to the initial vehicle in another attempt to start the car, to no avail.

Police arrested the man at the scene.