Police investigating Perth carjacking

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MIRRABOOKA Detectives are investigating after a man was attacked and carjacked in Innaloo.

The 28-year-old victim told police he was reversing from his home driveway at about midnight on June 22 when two men started hitting his car with metal poles.

They smashed the windows and entered the vehicle, where they attacked him with the poles.

The offenders forced the man into the back seat and drove away, continuing to assault him and stealing his silver neck chain.

The victim managed to escape the car while it was stopped in Woodlands and the men again assaulted the victim outside before running away after a witness called police.

The man also suffered a knife wound to his thigh and was taken to Royal Perth Hospital for treatment.

Scarborough Police set up a crime scene in Woodlands following the attack, which later resulted in an unrelated arrest when a man drove through the police road cordon before refusing to stop and driving away.

Officers followed the car to the dead-end Wotan Street in Innaloo, where three men ran from the car chased by police on foot.

A police dog was released but latched on to the leg of an officer instead of the suspects.

The handler removed the dog and Scarborough Senior Sergeant Craig Wanstall said the officer was left with a “bit of bruising” and had a couple of days off.

Police arrested the driver, a 19-year-old Heathridge man, who was charged with no authority to drive, a blood alcohol reading in excess of 0.08 and failing to stop.

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