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.