Albany woman struck by her own car after it was stolen from a hospital carpark

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Albany Detective Sergeant Vaughan Mackay with a picture of the offender’s bike.
Camera IconAlbany Detective Sergeant Vaughan Mackay with a picture of the offender’s bike. Credit: Laurie Benson

A 47-year-old woman was struck by her own car after it was stolen from the Albany Health Campus on Friday night.

Det. Sgt Vaughan Mackay said the victim was “very traumatised” by the incident and had suffered injuries to her foot and hand. About 9.30pm, the woman was in her black Kia Cerato when she was approached by an unknown man on a bicycle.

The man asked the victim for a lighter before demanding the keys, claiming he was carrying a weapon.

The woman then left her car and tried to enter the hospital before the man grabbed her, stole her keys and got into her car. As he tried to leave the carpark in the Kia, he struck the woman with the car.

He also crashed into another vehicle.

Later that night, police were involved in a chase with the vehicle which they were forced to abandon because of the nature of the driving.

The stolen car was recovered in a carpark off Middleton Road the next day.

Albany detectives have released a photo of the offender’s bicycle.

The offender's bicycle.
Camera IconThe offender's bicycle. Credit: WA Police

They said the man was dark-skinned and 25-35 years old with dark clothing and a cap.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report at crimestopperswa.com.au.

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