A CARJACKING victim has been left shaken after having a gun pointed at them in North Albury.
Police were called to the incident and two other carjacking attempts in Albury and Wodonga at the weekend.
In the first and most serious incident, the victim had a gun pulled on them at Orton Place.
The rear seat occupant pulled out the weapon and demanded the driver and front passenger get out.
The man took the vehicle, which still hasn’t been recovered, and drove off.
The incident occurred about 2.15am on Sunday morning and Albury Detective Inspector Winston Woodward said police were seeking information.
The occupants of the car were not harmed.
It was followed by two unsuccessful carjacking attempts on the Lincoln Causeway and at a service station on Wodonga Place in Albury on late Sunday afternoon.
The male owner of the vehicle on the causeway, aged in his 20s, was confronted by at least one person on the side of the road near Gateway Village.
They demanded his car but left empty handed.
It’s believed the offenders may be linked to the incident at the BP service station in Wodonga Place.
A woman pulled into the car park in a silver or gold Toyota Camry and a man got out.
He demanded keys from a man sitting in his vehicle and threatened violence.
The victim handed them over and ran, but the offender was unable to start the car and again fled empty handed.
Detectives from Albury and Wodonga have asked for public assistance and are working closely together on the investigation.
While the incidents on Sunday evening are possibly linked, investigators do not believe they are connected to the Sunday morning armed carjacking.
“To have incidents across the weekend, in relation to the attempted theft of motor vehicles under the threat of violence, is very concerning to us here,” Detective Inspector Woodward said.
“The detectives treat these matters very seriously and we hope to make arrests in the future.”
Wodonga Detective Sergeant Graeme Simpfendorfer also appealed for information about the Lincoln Causeway incident.
Call Albury police on (02) 6023 9299, Wodonga police on (02) 6049 2600 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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