Door Locking Feature Saves Woman from Carjacking in Springfield Lakes

A woman almost fell victim to a carjacking incident in Springfield Lakes one Sunday evening, but she escaped unscathed, thanks to an automatic door locking feature in her car.

On Sunday, 25 June, the woman was about to drive into her driveway when a man approached her with a knife. He tried to open the door, but she was able to speed off. The woman then pretended to call the police, which scared the man away.

The woman was shaken by the experience, but she’s grateful that she’s okay. She’s also grateful for the automatic door locking feature on her car, which she believes saved her life from the attempted carjacking incident.

This incident is a reminder that carjackings can happen anywhere, even in seemingly safe neighbourhoods like Springfield Lakes. It’s important to be aware of your surroundings and to take precautions to protect yourself, such as locking your car doors and keeping your valuables out of sight.

If you’re ever confronted by a carjacker, don’t resist. Try to stay calm and cooperate with the attacker. Once the attacker has left, call the police straight away.

The Queensland Police are investigating this incident and are asking anyone with information to come forward.

Springfield Lakes residents, please take precautions to protect yourselves from carjacking. Lock your car doors, keep your valuables out of sight, and be aware of your surroundings. And if you ever see something suspicious, don’t be afraid to call the police.

Published 30-June-2023