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Woman 'threatened with machete during carjacking' days after teen's murder



A woman has allegedly been threatened with a machete during a carjacking in Melbourne's west overnight, leading to a man being arrested after a police chase.

The incident occurred in the same suburb where a 16-year-old boy was allegedly killed with a machete after being chased on Thursday.

A woman was unloading her car about 1am today when she was allegedly approached and threatened by a man with a machete.

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He allegedly then stole the car, which police located shortly afterwards.

The police helicopter unit tracked the car as it travelled about 42km to Frith Street in Gisborne, where the driver allegedly dumped it and ran, jumping over residents' fences.

He was arrested on Beech Court less than an hour after the alleged carjacking.

Police allegedly found a machete in the car.

The 22-year-old Echuca man has been charged with aggravated carjacking with an offensive weapon, threat to inflict serious injury, aggravated assault, driving at a dangerous speed and possessing a controlled weapon.

He is expected to appear at Sunshine Magistrates' Court later today.

The unrelated alleged carjacking occurred the day after footage emerged of two boys armed with machetes chasing a teenager on a Melbourne street in the moments before his death on Thursday.

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Pasawm Lyhym was confronted on a Sunshine street and fatally stabbed in the neck.

Social campaigner Les Twentyman this morning told Today something needs to done about the number of weapons being carried in the area.

He held a weapon amnesty in the area 20 years ago and is calling for another.

"We got 52 weapons back in two hours. You know, and it never went any further," he said.

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