Honestly if I was a professional car thief I would assume that every car was automatic and would have fallen into the same trap!
At about 2:45 p.m., a 47-year-old woman was in her car stopped at a set of traffic lights at the intersection of Norton and Holden streets.
New South Wales Police allege a man approached the driver’s side of the car and opened her door. He pulled on her arm and demanded she get out of the car.
“As she got out he jumped into the driver’s seat and attempted to drive the car, however, he was unable to drive a manual,” the police said in a statement.
With no hope of successfully taking the vehicle, he reached into the foot-well and grabbed the women’s purse before running.
About 9 p.m. on Monday, Ashfield detectives were contacted by police from Sydney’s central business district telling them that they had arrested a 41-year-old man on unrelated matters.
While searching him they allegedly located the woman’s purse containing her credit cards and identification.
The man was charged with robbery and assault with intent to take/drive vehicle.
He was refused bail and appeared at Central Local Court on Tuesday.
Source: New York Post