Teen girl beaten in carjacking horror
A TEENAGE girl was beaten by thugs as she was hauled out of her car in Melbourne last night during a terrifying crime spree.
The 18-year-old victim was in her Renault convertible in Frankston in suburban Melbourne when she was dragged from the vehicle and beaten. Her attackers had just been involved in a collision with several cars as they were chased by police.
Police were this morning still hunting the men.
Two police vehicles, along with a number of other parked vehicles, were rammed when they attempted to intercept a stolen Nissan X-trail in a carpark in Seaford about 7.30pm last night.
The offenders fled, leaving behind a 35-year-old woman who is now facing charges over the stolen car, and were pursued by police, who gave up a short time when it became unsafe.
They were then involved in a head-on collision on Frankston-Cranbourne Rd before up to four men got out and confronted the teenager.
Police said several cars stopped at the scene.
"The victim, an 18-year-old Skye woman, was dragged a short distance and sustained minor injuries. She was taken to hospital for treatment," a police spokeswoman said
It's believed she lost several teeth in the attack and will need plastic surgery.
Her car was found dumped a short time later on Wettenhall Road, Frankston.
Nelly Rangiuira told Melbourne's Herald Sun the three men attempted to break into his ute.
"They got out of their car that smashed into the black car in front of me and tried to take my car," Mr Rangiuira.
He heard one of the men yell to the other to "grab the gun".
He witnessed the teenager being repeatedly punched in the face.
After the Renault was dumped police believe the offenders then used a gold Volkswagen Golf, which had been seen driving erratically along McClelland Drive.
Police gave chase but the second pursuit was again abandoned for safety reasons.
One of the men involved is perceived to be of caucasian appearance and was wearing a white baseball cap and black T-shirt.
Another is believed to have a tattoo on his neck.
All involved are believed to have sustained injuries during the incidents and as a result are expected to have visible wounds.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.