Carjacking accused to face court

Leanne Brooks was attacked during an attempted car jacking in Rockhampton.
Leanne Brooks was attacked during an attempted car jacking in Rockhampton.

4.20pm: A 27-YEAR-OLD woman is expected to face Rockhampton court this afternoon in relation to Monday night's brutal carjacking.

Police have confirmed the Depot Hill woman has been charged with one count each of robbery whilst armed and assault occasioning bodily harm as a result of the incident which took place in Campbell St.


3pm: POLICE have taken an alleged offender into custody in relation to a carjacking in a Rockhampton suburb this week.

Leanne Brooks, 48, was brutally car-jacked on Monday night, only minutes after pulling in to her Campbell St home.

She was dragged from her car, chased down the street and beaten with a brick bolster.

It is believed charges have yet to be laid and the alleged offender is currently being interviewed at the Rockhampton watchhouse.

As Leanne fled for her life down Campbell St toward the City Walk Motel on the corner of Williams St, her attacker realised she could not drive off with the car as Leanne had the keys.

The woman chased Leanne down and repeatedly beat her in the head with the brick bolster.

Leanne's cries for help were heard by a young man playing Pokemon Go near her home - as her house happens to be a Pokestop.

"I turned around and fought her off for a bit then I noticed there was a man on the corner and I yelled for him to help me and he yelled back he was calling the police," she said.

"Then more people came from the motel and she (the attacker) got frightened and ran off."

"And I noticed that the thing she was hitting me with, because it hit the ground, was a brick bolster - so it's a thing that you use to break a brick, so a fairly heavy metal object, so she obviously hit me quite a number of times."

A level-30 Pokemon Go player herself, Leanne praised the player who phoned for help as a "hero for what he has done" and thanked the police and ambulance for responding within minutes of his call.

Left with bleeding on the brain, four staples to the back of he head, seven staples to the front, six stitches in her face and plenty of bruising, Leanne's scars run deeper than her superficial cuts.

Read more of the original story here: 'I thought I was going to die'

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