Fourteen Arrests Over Robberies

Saturday, August 11th, 2018

Police have arrested 14 people .. over a series of armed robberies .. aggravated burglaries and car jackings .. in Melbourne’s south east .

The arrests relate to incidents that occurred in Melbourne between July 26 and August 7 .

They including an alleged car jacking at Narre Warren South; an armed robbery at Hallam; an aggravated burglary at Hampton; an armed robbery at Lynbrook and an armed robbery and carjacking at Moorabin

Two stolen vehicles, a black Holden Captiva and Land Rover Discovery .. as well as a number of items including imitation firearms and a military assault rifle have been seized .

Four of those arrested are teenagers, arrested in connection with a violent robbery of a man at a Moorabbin ATM earlier this week.

Detective Inspector Shayne Pannell says the arrests are putting a dent in the crime rate – with further arrests expected.

He says he wants to reassure the community that these types of offences are a priority for the police and they’ve put a lot of resources in to them over the last couple of weeks.

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