Alleged carjacker in custody

AN alleged Warrnambool carjacker has been remanded in custody until mid next month after handing himself in to police.

David Thomas Miller, 28, appeared in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court late yesterday and was remanded until February 27.

He is listed to face eight separate briefs of police evidence

Detective Acting Sergeant Wayne Ryan, of the Warrnambool police crime investigation unit, said the most recent charges included robbery, theft of a motor vehicle and numerous thefts relating to petrol drive-offs.

Investigations in relation to Mr Miller's alleged offending are continuing.

Police allege Mr Miller stole a vehicle from a west Warrnambool service station on the Saturday afternoon of January 18 while the owner of the 1999 silver Mitsubishi sedan was paying for petrol.

The carjacker walked across to the vehicle, parked at the Shell service station in Raglan Parade at 1.20pm, opened the unlocked passenger door and sat in the front seat until the car's owner returned.

He then allegedly threatened the owner to hand over his car keys before driving the car towards Terang.

The carjacker allegedly filled up with petrol at the Terang Caltex service station allegedly without paying before driving east on the Princes Highway.

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