74 charges over carjacking and crash

A 21-YEAR-OLD man was arrested at Binginwarri following a high speed chase through south Gippsland on Monday.

Latrobe Crime Investigation Unit detectives charged the man following a number of incidents in Leongatha earlier in the day.

It is alleged a number of car jackings took place in the Leongatha area.

One of the vehicles crashed and caught fire. Arrested on a private property at Binginwarri, the 21-year-old man, of no fixed address, has been charged with 74 offences including aggravated carjacking, false imprisonment, aggravated burglary, sexual assault, theft of motor vehicle and driving offences.

He appeared in Latrobe Valley Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, and will face court again at a later date.