POLICE have released images in a public appeal as they investigate a Newcastle car-jacking earlier this month.
A woman, 39, told police a man entered her car and demanded she drive when she stopped on Loma Street at Waratah about 5.30pm on September 14.
The woman complied, driving through Waratah and Mayfield before the man left the vehicle and walked into a Maitland Road supermarket’s car park.
The woman, who was not injured, left and contacted police.
A short time later police were called after a 22-year-old man reported he was hit in the throat by another man outside the same supermarket.
Police believe the man depicted in these images can aid their investigation.
He is described as caucasian, aged in his late 30s and standing about 175cm tall.
He has a medium to muscular build, a tanned complexion, short brown hair with short trimmed facial hair and distinctive deep blue eyes.
In the image he is wearing dark-coloured "skinny" jeans, a black hooded jumper, white dress shoes with three blue stripes, a distinctive charcoal-coloured wool-style ‘Golf’ cap, and was carrying a dark duffel bag.
Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.