Man's 200km drive at gunpoint ends in Wagga

A man who carjacked a Darlington Point driver at gunpoint for a harrowing 200-kilometre drive yesterday is still on the loose.

A 35-year-old man was driving along Old Willbriggie Road at Griffth´╗┐ when a man jumped in front of his vehicle around 3.45pm yesterday.

Producing a pistol, the man ordered the driver of the white Ford Fairmont to drive him to Wagga.

The driver complied, with the two-hour drive ending in Travers Street in central Wagga around 6pm.

Wagga police were notified and an investigation has been launched.

Inspector Beth Cullen from Wagga police could not elaborate further on the investigation this morning, however the man could still be in the city.

"At this stage, yes, we've got no other information he's (left the city)," Inspector Cullen said. 

The driver, a Darlington Point man, was not physically injured in the ordeal.

"Obviously he was quite shaken at the experience," Inspector Cullen said.

The carjacker is described as a Caucasian man aged in his early 30s, around 180 to 185 centimetres tall with a solid build, shoulder-length black and about a month's growth of facial hair.

He was wearing a blue-and-white chequered shirt with faded blue jeans.

Police have stressed that anyone who sees the man should not approach him, and call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

Anyone with information about the man's identity should call Wagga police on 6922 2599 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

The driver was not injured in the ordeal. 


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