Charge laid over carjacking

Last updated 05:00 12/12/2013

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Police have charged a 37-year-old man in connection to a carjacking at gunpoint.

The Glenfield man was taken into custody on December 3 and will appear in the North Shore District Court charged with aggravated robbery.

Detective Sergeant James Watson says security camera photos circulated to media shortly after the incident prompted numerous calls from the public.

Footage of a man inside an Albany McDonald's just moments before the carjacking and a photo of the stolen car were enough to identify the suspect, he says.

The owner of a 1999 white Nissan Skyline was forced from his car at gunpoint on Don Mckinnon Drive in Albany just after midnight on November 1. He had agreed to give a man and woman a ride from a nearby McDonald's and was driving past North Harbour Stadium when asked to pull over.

The male passenger then pulled a gun from inside his jacket, pointed it at the victim and demanded he get out of the car. The man and the woman made a getaway towards McDonald's on Coliseum Drive.

The stolen car, estimated to be worth around $65,000, is still missing. Sightings of the Nissan Skyline with the registration plate STIG have been reported from the North Shore up to Red Beach.

Call or text Detective Sergeant James Watson 021 191 4386 or email james.watson@ police.govt.nz with information.

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