Witness sought over car jacking

POLICE are appealing to the public for information about a car jacking near Elmore.

A police media spokeswoman confirmed Bendigo detectives were investigating reports of a car jacking yesterday morning.

She said investigators were told a 50-year-old woman was approached by a man in Elmore around 9.40am.

The man, believed to be aged in his 20s, asked for a lift to Bendigo and the Good Samaritan offered to drive him to a nearby truck stop.

As the car stopped at the intersection of Elmore – Raywood and Lockington roads, Inglewood, the man is believed to have pushed the driver out of the car and drove off.

The car, a Mitsubishi X-Trail, was later found abandoned in a paddock off Burns Road, Bagshot.

The victim was not injured in the incident. Anyone with any information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.