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A man has been charged with multiple offences following a carjacking incident in Casino.

About 11:15am (Monday 22 April 2019), a 71-year old woman and her daughter entered a shopping centre carpark in Casino driving a 1986 red Toyota Landcruiser. Both women exited the vehicle to donate clothes to a local charity.

At this time, a man allegedly entered the vehicle on the driver’s side and began to reverse. The woman attempted to hold on to the passenger side door, before falling which caused her to sustain multiple injuries.

He then allegedly drove the vehicle out of the carpark, exiting via a lane alongside the adjoining supermarket.

After a thorough investigation, Casino detectives today (Friday 26 April 2019) arrested a 48-year old man.

He was taken to Lismore Police Station and charged with Aggravated Take/Drive Motor Vehicle with person in/on it inflict Actual Bodily Harm, Steal Motor Vehicle, Take/Drive Conveyance without permission and drive whilst unqualified.

Bail was refused, and the man will appear in Lismore Local Court on Monday 3June 2019.

The vehicle is yet to be located and anyone who may have information is urged to contact police.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.


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