A 42-year-old woman was on her way to the store to buy dog food overnight when she was followed and punched in the face by a gang of men who then stole her car.
Danielle told 3AW she was driving her red Toyota Corolla on St Kilda Road in Melbourne’s Brighton suburb around 1.15am on Thursday when she saw a car, believed to be driven by Apex gang members, do a U-turn and follow her.
Danielle said she was instantly fearful and tried to lose the trailing car by turning down back streets but it didn’t work.
‘I drove so fast so I could get some … distance between us, I drove into a side street, I jumped out of the car and ran into a house. That’s when they jumped me, punched me and grabbed the keys from me,’ she told the radio program.
The 42-year-old said the four men jumped her within a matter of seconds and no one from surrounding homes came outside.
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