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Machete-wielding man steals car after being refused ride

A MACHETE-wielding man has stolen a car after his demands for a ride were refused.

Police are searching for a 25-year-old man who they believe went to a home in Vincent and demanded people there drive him somewhere.

When they refused, he took a machete from his pants and threatened them before pulling keys from a lanyard around one of the victim's necks.

Police are still on the hunt for the violent offender, who was last seen driving off in the stolen 2006 black Ford Falcon about 11.15pm on Tuesday.

Detective Senior Constable Troy Bond said it was not a random attack.

"A 25-year-old male attended a Vincent address, he is known to the victims there, he made threats towards them with a machete," Sen-Constable Bond said. "No one was injured in the incident."

Police have urged anyone who sees the car driving dangerously to contact them immediately and to not approach the offender. "Once any type of weapon becomes involved it is a concern. There is an added danger with a display of violence such as this," Sen-Constable Bond said.

Call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

News Corp Australia

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