A man has been arrested in connection with a carjacking in
which a pistol was pointed at a driver's back and his $65,000
A 37-year-old has been charged with aggravated robbery and
will appear in the North Shore District Court tomorrow.
Student Shaarn Crosswell, 21, said he had a pistol pointed at
his back on Saturday after a young woman at a McDonald's
carpark in Albany duped him into giving her a ride in his
1999 Nissan R34 GT-R V-spec Model.
Mr Crosswell said he had agreed to give the young brunette a
ride to Orewa.
He said a man who jumped into the back seat soon after
produced a gun and told him to get out of the car.
Mr Crosswell said he got out, his arms raised, while the
thief struggled to work out how the car's gears worked.
"Eventually he just nailed it and took off."
He said he was gutted to lose the car.
"It's quite a rare car here in New Zealand and it's one of
the tidiest around as well. It's not just some Skyline that's
just been thrashed."
The white car has the number plate STIG, and is yet to be
Police are still looking for the woman.
- By Anna Leask and Matthew Theunissen