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Accused Kyrgios carjacker pleads not guilty

The man accused of carjacking Nick Kyrgios's Tesla has pleaded not guilty to five charges.

The man accused of carjacking Nick Kyrgios's Tesla has pleaded not guilty to five charges. Photo: Instagram/Nick Kyrgios

The man accused of stealing Nick Kyrgios’s car from the tennis star’s mother at gunpoint has pleaded not guilty over the incident.

The man, who is not being named for legal reasons, entered a not guilty plea to five charges: aggravated robbery, driving a vehicle without consent, failing to stop for police, resisting a public official and driving while suspended.

The 32-year-old accused robber appeared in ACT Magistrates Court from custody via phone link.

It’s alleged he threatened Kyrgios’s mum with a gun, and demanded she hand over the keys to the Wimbledon finalist’s green Tesla which was parked outside, and then show him how to drive it.

Kyrgios then called triple zero and used a smartphone app to track the car’s location, and giving the information to police.

The app was also used to limit the car’s speed to 80km/h.

Police tried to arrest the driver after tracking him down, but the man allegedly sped off, with police having to end the pursuit after the car entered a school zone.

Officers then used the car’s location on the app to find it again and arrested the man, alleging he resisted.

Magistrate Glenn Theakston set down a pre-trial hearing for July 18.

– AAP

Topics: Nick Kyrgios
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