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.