Delivery driver carjacked at gunpoint

A delivery driver has been carjacked at gunpoint as he was making a drop off in Melbourne’s west.

The armed thief, who remains on the run, approached the driver as he got out of his van to make a delivery in Ferry Close, Wyndham Vale on June 30.

Leading Senior Constable Rohan Imms said the driver was walking towards the rear of his van about 9am when a man wearing a black mask, and holding a black handgun, demanded the keys.

The terrified driver threw the keys on the ground and ran to a nearby address uninjured.

Sen-Constable Imms said the 43-year-old driver told police he saw a red Audi following him earlier in the day.

That car was also seen pulling out of Ferry Close onto Honour Ave followed by a blue and white StarTrack delivery van just after the carjacking in dashcam footage released by police on Monday.

The Audi narrowly avoided hitting the filming vehicle when it cut off the driver and passed between the kerb and the car on the wrong side of the road.

Sen-Constable Imms said the delivery van was found later that day on Showbridge Way in Werribee.

Altona North Embona Taskforce detectives, who are investigating the aggravated carjacking, have also released CCTV footage of a man filling the Audi with fuel at a petrol station.

Bizarrely, the man, who had his left arm in a sling, washed the spilt fuel off the Audi with a watering can before driving off without paying.

The offender has been described as between 172-175cm tall with a solid build and was wearing a black mask, a dark-coloured jacket and black pants.

He also had a hood pulled up over his head.

Police said they are yet to find the Audi and are also yet to identify its owner.

Anyone with information or who recognises the man has been urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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