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A HIGH-profile Melbourne businesswoman has been identified as the hijack victim whose attackers stole her one-off Audi sportscar.

It is the only one of its type in Victoria and worth about $470,000, police said.

The woman's phone was also stolen, with police using its built-in GPS tracking service to locate the car at a Port Melbourne intersection.

The signal was lost, however, and the car has not been seen since. The armed offender is described as having dark skin, about 182cm tall and wearing a grey hat with black clothing.

Police this morning released the stolen car’s personal plates - TCI 01.

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I just can't seem to generate any sympathy whatsoever. I'm sure all of the mirrors are turned in so she can see her face at all times.

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Ray

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I think its called Jelousy Ray ;)

I certainly have simpathy for anyone that has a knife held to their throat. Know one should have to go through that.

I'm not jealous one bit, sad in a sense, that I'll bet what was going through her mind every minute she was in the car was 'Look at moi, look at moi!' And she probably didn't even appreciate what she was driving, other than that it cost a mint and was one of a kind.

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I think when you have a car worth closer to a half mil than not, you would have to be thick not to assume some risk to yourself from that sort of thing happening.

If one were to carry a transparent suitcase with that much cash in it no one would be surprised or sympathetic. If a woman were to advertise the fact she was wearing a diamond ring of that value or anything else basicaly not bolted down, there could be a reasonable expectation of the same thing happening. That is damn big money by anyones standards and people have been killed for a hell of a lot less.

It's sad that this sort of thing happens but in reality, it would have been probably more likley to happen 100 years ago and anytime until the present so its not a matter of things getting worse, it's a matter of the enivatable happening.

I'm sure having a knife held to her throat rattled her badly and is a cowardly act no question that no one deserves.

I have a bike that is also a likley target to be stolen, probably only a little less so with me on it than not. I take my chances with the thing because it does attract attention and attention from the wrong kind. Price you pay for indulging your ego trip.

At the end of the day she wasn't hurt and the car will be insured.

I'll bet my backside she buys something a lot less attention seeking as a replacement but unfortunately I'll also bet the experience will haunt her for life to some degree.

As for the person in the MX5, the first thing I thought about when I saw the article was what about all the other hundreds of cars that have been stolen since the cops released the plate number of that one. I'm sure they are not getting nearly the same amount of effort into recovering theirs.

A lot of lesser stolen vehicles would be much more important to the owners than that one was to her.

In any case, I doubt it will ever be seen again here.

It's probably already in a container labeled machinery parts and on it's way to some dictators private garage.

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Getting a carjacked would clearly not be a fun experience, any more than getting beat up should you be walking along King St Melbourne at 2:00 am. But why set yoursellf up? What I was alluding to was the fact that she would have been somewhat clueless to think that she wasn't setting hereself up as a target with such a car. There have been quite a number of carjackings in Sydney recently and they have all involved expensive luxury cars. That's why I simply couldn't show much sympathy. Yes, one should be able to safely walk the streets, drive a car etc, but that simply isn't the case nowadays; however, it just takes a while for some people to reasilse this.

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Ray

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I like to keep an eye on the news, and must say I have heard of many more aggresive car jackings including with the kids in the back seat by low life druggies pinching family cars. There was that porsche that was taken from a servo with the wife still sitting in the passenger seat a while back though.

There is the problem that the harder we make cars to steal the more this is likely to happen I guess. God help society when falcodore becomes hard to steel, we will be like South Africa lol.

I dont know why this car would have been targeted, I imagine it would be much harder to off load to make your $$$ than a more common luxury car. And not to mention the associated risk after drawing so much attention to your crime.

No doubt if it was targeted by professionals, it wont be seen in this country again.

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