A WOMAN is in hospital after being hit in the head with a gun during an attempted carjacking - the third in three days.
The 41-year-old woman was approached by a gun-wielding man around 11.15pm, moments after driving her luxury CLK Mercedes into an underground carpark of a unit block in Strathfield.
The man threatened the woman, striking her in the head with the butt of the gun, and forced her into the passenger seat.
The man jumped into the driver's seat, however, his plan was foiled when he could not open the electric door of the Churchill Ave's carpark.
The man then got out of the car and ran from the carpark.
The woman is in a stable condition in Concord Hospital with severe bruising and lacerations to her face.
The would-be carjacker is described as Middle Eastern/Mediterranean in appearance and was wearing black clothes, black sunglasses and white gloves.
The incident is the second carjacking at gunpoint yesterday and the third in three days.