Nasty hitchhiker steals his ride then turns himself in


TWEED POLICE have arrested a 26-year-old man after an alleged carjacking at Tweed Heads this morning (Wednesday, April 5).

Police said it was about 2.45am when a man was driving his car on Wharf Street, Murwillumbah, and he picked up a hitchhiker.

“As they reached the Sextons Hill overpass on the M1, the passenger allegedly threatened the driver with a large rock and demanded he get out of the vehicle,” Police said in a statement to the media.

“The driver complied and the man drove the car north towards the Queensland border.”

Police from Tweed Heads/Byron Local Area Command were notified of the incident and commenced investigations.

About 6.25am (Wednesday, April 5) the alleged carjacker attended Tweed Heads Police Station in relation to the incident.

He was arrested and charged with aggravated take and drive motor vehicle with a person in it – armed with weapon.

He was granted conditional bail to appear in Tweed Heads Local Court on Monday, May 1.