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Manhunt underway

  • Manhunt underway

Manhunt underway for armed man

A manhunt is underway to find a male who allegedly threatened two separate people with a knife and sledgehammer this morning.

The man has allegedly approached a woman at 6am in Concongella, just outside of Stawell, threatening her with a knife and stealing her white Holden Captiva.

Police believe the man then travelled to a rural property on McCardles Lane, Rathscar, north of Avoca, approached a second vehicle but was challenged by the owner.

The man took out a sledgehammer, left in the Holden Captiva but the owner of the property chased him on foot, forcing the man to dump the car and continue to getaway on foot.

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Police have sent in the canine and air crews and say the man is described as being in his 30's or 40's and is wearing dark clothing.

If you have any information, please contact Crime Stoppers.

More to come.