- Man in red, yellow and orange lycra leant through the window and took the keys
- He hurled them down into dense bushland before swiftly fleeing on his bicycle
- The driver, who was on her way to hospital, was left stranded until police arrived
Police are hunting a cyclist who tore keys from the ignition of a car being driven by a Victorian woman who was on her way to the hospital on Tuesday.
The woman was driving her Kia hatchback along Devils Elbow on Mount Dandenong Tourist Road, in Tremont, shortly before 2.30pm when the confrontation occurred.
In what’s understood to have been an outburst of rage directed at the woman’s driving, the cyclist reached through the driver’s side window and snatched the keys.
The male, who was reported as wearing a red, yellow and orange lycra suit, hurled the keys down an embankment into bushland before riding away.
Police are hunting a cyclist who stole keys from the ignition of a driver who was on her way to the hospital in Tremont, east of Melbourne, on Tuesday afternoon
Unable to find the keys, the stranded driver, who was on her way to collect her mother from hospital, contacted police.
Officers arrived and eventually found the keys.
Investigators are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or has information about the cyclist’s identity.
Anyone with any information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.
The cyclist, who reportedly wore a red, yellow and orange lycra suit, hurled the keys down an embankment into bushland before fleeing the scene on his bike