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Man forced to drive from Leumeah to Jilliby

Police are investigating after receiving a report that a man was forced to drive over 100km by a man who entered his car at Leumeah this morning.

About 4.20am (Tuesday 29 July 2014), a 57-year-old man was stopped at a set of traffic lights at the intersection of Pembroke and Leumeah Roads.

Officers have been told an unknown man wearing a hooded jumper got into the passenger’s seat and directed the man to drive.

Without speaking to the man any further, he drove until he got to a service station on the M1 at Jilliby, where he was told to stop.

The unknown man was not seen again and the driver was not injured. It’s not believed the man was armed.

Police attended and conducted a search of the surrounding area. The vehicle involved has also been seized for forensic examination.

Officers from Campbelltown Local Area Command will be taking carriage of the ongoing investigation and are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

Police are urging anyone with information about this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://www1.police.nsw.gov.au/. Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via any Facebook and Twitter pages.

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