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Police searching for male who injured 62-year-old woman in carjacking outside Albany Agricultural Show

A 62-year-old woman was injured in a carjacking while she was watching the fireworks outside the Albany Agricultural Show on Friday night.

The woman’s stolen ute was recovered on Saturday morning but detectives are still searching for the carjacker.

Police and paramedics were called to a car park on Lockyer Avenue in Centennial Park, opposite the showgrounds, just after 8pm.

Police say the woman had parked her vehicle to watch the fireworks when a male stole her silver Ford Falcon BA ute.

Police at the scene of a carjacking on Lockyer Avenue, opposite the Albany Agricultural Show.
Camera IconPolice at the scene of a carjacking on Lockyer Avenue, opposite the Albany Agricultural Show.

The ute has a silver canopy and orange stripes along its sides.

The woman was standing outside the vehicle to take photos of the fireworks when the male pushed her, police say.

She tried to stop him stealing the ute but he was able to drive away from the scene.

The woman, who was on her own, was taken to Albany Health Campus for treatment.

It is understood she sustained injuries to her hand and knee.

A section of the car park was taped off as a crime scene on Friday night.

The Ford Falcon BA ute that was stolen.
Camera IconThe Ford Falcon BA ute that was stolen.

The ute was recovered by police about 6am on Saturday in Albany.

Forensics officers have completed their inspection of the vehicle.

Albany detectives are searching for the carjacker.

They would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident, saw the stolen vehicle overnight or has information about the carjacker.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or www.crimestopperswa.com.au.

Police at the scene of a carjacking on Lockyer Avenue, opposite the Albany Agricultural Show.
Camera IconPolice at the scene of a carjacking on Lockyer Avenue, opposite the Albany Agricultural Show.

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