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Moama carjacking

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Police confirm Moama carjacking was not a random attack

Deniliquin Police have confirmed a carjacking where a man was bashed with an iron bar in Moama on Monday night was not a random attack.

In a statement released today, Inspector Trent Swinton said he wished to allay any fears in the Echuca-Moama region that it was a random attack.

“From the enquiries conducted by the investigation team to date I can confirm that the incident was not random in nature.”

The victim continues to help police with the investigation. His silver Holden Rodeo single cab, tray back with Victorian registration QBQ 948 is still missing.

Police continue to hunt for two men, the first is 180cm tall, Caucasian, medium build with short dark hair, the other is 190cm tall, Caucasian, thin build, bald and wearing dark clothing.

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Anyone with information is asked to call Deniliquin detectives on 5881 9499 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

As we reported earlier in the week, there was a suggestion the men could also be wanted in relation to a car theft from an Echuca service station less than an hour after the car jacking,

Echuca police have confirmed a 30-year-old was arrested and charged over the theft. He was bailed to reappear at Bendigo Magistrates Court.

Police could not confirm if the two thefts were linked.