Two men have been charged following an alleged carjacking at Maitland.

Just before 1:00pm on Tuesday the 12th of September, 2023, police were called to an aquatic centre on Les Darcy Drive at Maitland, following reports a car had been stolen.

Police were told two men approached two women in their 60s, before they allegedly fled in a vehicle belonging to the women.

Officers say the vehicle was destroyed by fire near Singleton later the same night.

Following inquiries, a 25-year-old man from Raymond Terrace was arrested at a home on Barton Avenue in Singleton on Wednesday the 13th of September.

He’s been charged with multiple offences and was refused bail, to appear before Newcastle Local Court on Wednesday the 8th of November.

Following further inquiries, another 47-year-old Rutherford man was arrested at Maitland Police Station at about 3:00pm yesterday (Tuesday the 26th of September, 2023). 

He was also refused bail to appear before Maitland Local Court today.