Women terrorised by truck driver armed with hammer in road rage attack

Two women have allegedly been terrorised by a hammer-wielding truck driver in a Melbourne road rage attack.

The two women, aged in their 60s, were allegedly tailgated by an unknown truck along Tullmarine Highway at Tullamarine, in the city’s northwest, about 1.10pm on Saturday.

Police say the truck then rammed the side of their car, forcing it into a concrete barrier and damaging the side of the vehicle.

The truck hit the car a second time and pulled in front of them before driving off.

While the women were checking their car’s damage, the truck driver then allegedly approached the women armed with a hammer.

Police believe this truck may have been involved in the incident. Source: Victoria Police
Police believe this truck may have been involved in the incident. Source: Victoria Police

He ran toward the driver but did not strike her. The passenger was pushed to the ground by the truck driver, police say.

The truck driver told them to get back in the car before allegedly hitting the car a number of times, causing further damage.

The women reversed away and the man dropped the hammer, which fell into the back seat.

The pair then drove to a police station to report the matter.

Police are calling for witnesses who may have seen the incident to come forward.

The suspect is said to be of Middle Eastern appearance, aged in his late 20s and has curly short black hair. He is about 160cm tall and was wearing a top with ‘Eden’ written on it.

Investigators have released an image of the truck allegedly involved in the incident.

Anyone with information or dash camera footage is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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