A man is under police guard in hospital after being arrested following an attempted robbery in Casula and carjacking at Liverpool yesterday.
About 1.30pm (Sunday, June 28), a 26-year-old woman was walking to her vehicle in a car park on Parkers Farm Place, Casula when she was approached by an unknown man.
Police have been told the man attempted to take the woman's car keys and mobile phone from her hand unsuccessfully, before he ran away.
A short time later, a 57-year-old man was standing next to a Chrysler People Mover in a car park on Orange Grove Road, Liverpool, when the unknown man allegedly entered the driver's seat.
At the time, three children - aged three and 21-month-old twins - were asleep in the vehicle in their car restraints.
It's alleged the man reversed the Chrysler into an unattended parked car, before exiting and running away.
The 26-year-old man was detained by members of the public in the car park area before officers from Liverpool City Police Area Command attended.
He was arrested and taken to Liverpool Hospital where he remains under police guard.
Crime scenes have been established which will be examined by specialist forensic officers.
Inquiries are continuing.
Anyone with information that may assist investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000.