Crazy moment Aussie driver escapes hooded gunman by crashing his car through his apartment complex gate
- Couple cornered in Melbourne carpark by a man wielding a gun
- Man in red hoodie followed man and woman into complex in West Footscray
- He produced what appears to be a gun before the couple drove away
- Pair smashed through the carpark’s gate to escape the man as he chased
A couple were cornered in a Melbourne carpark by a man wielding a gun before they escaped by smashing through the apartment complex’s gate.
Horrifying CCTV footage from West Footscray in the city’s inner-west shows a man in an red hoodie following the pair’s white Ford station wagon as it drove into the building just before 9pm on May 16.
The can be seen pulling into a car space before quickly reversing and turning the vehicle on the attacker, with the armed man running out of the way before the man and woman speed through the carpark and accelerate through its closing gate.
A couple were cornered in a Melbourne carpark by a man wielding a gun before they escaped by smashing through the complex’s gate
The man followed the pair into the complex situated on Roberts Road, chasing the car on foot before producing the gun.
It’s not known whether the couple were aware they were being chased by the man prior to him entering the carpark, but quickly reacted and reversed out of the space as he approached.
The driver backs into a cement structural post, smashing the back of the Ford stationwagon as the armed man turns and looks directly into the CCTV camera.
The man in a red hoodie followed the pair into the carpark in West Footscray before appearing to hold a gun to them
He appears to have a cigarette in his mouth, before turning back to the car and brandishing the firearm again.
The Ford then accelerates in his direction, sending him scrambling to the side of the road.
The couple then fly through the closing electronic gate, knocking it off its hinges as they drive away down the street.
The pair reversed out of a space and accelerated at the man as he scurried out of the way
The hooded man then attempts to chase the car out of the complex again, before the parties disappear out of shot.
The offender has been described as being in his late 40s, with brown/grey hair.
He is of Causasian appearance and was wearing a red hoodie, blue jeans and blue runners at the time of the incident.
The armed man turns and looks directly down the lens of the CCTV camera
The couple, a 27-year-old man and 24-year-old woman both from West Footscray, were uninjured.
Victoria Police have released the footage to seek help from the public in identifying the armed man.
Anyone with any information are being urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.