Four teenagers have been charged over an alleged carjacking of a woman in Hutton Street, Dandenong.
The 45-year-old victim was approached by three females as she stood at the boot of her white Mazda CX3 just before 5pm on 7 August, police say.
As she got in the driver’s seat, she was allegedly struck in the face by one of the teenagers and pulled from the car.
The offenders then drove away in the car, police say.
Shortly after, they allegedly stole cigarettes and assaulted an attendant at a supermarket at Ormond Road, Narre Warren.
Police intercepted the car with the trio and a teenage boy on board at Mulgrave shortly before midnight.
A 17-year-old Clyde girl is expected to be charged with carjacking, evading police, assault and theft.
She was bailed to appear at a children’s court.
Two Doveton females, aged 15 and 18, are expected to be charged on summons with carjacking, theft, assault and evading police.
A 16-year-old Thomastown boy is expected to be charged on summons with the theft of a motor vehicle.