Quick Police Response Leads to Apprehension of Suspect in Failed Robbery Attempt
Authorities are actively investigating an attempted armed robbery that occurred at Manor Lakes Pharmacy earlier today. The incident unfolded on Manor Lakes Boulevard around 1:05 pm when a male individual reportedly entered the pharmacy premises and confronted a female staff member with a knife.
According to preliminary reports, the suspect, whose identity remains undisclosed, allegedly brandished a knife at the pharmacy staff member in an apparent attempt to carry out an armed robbery. Fortunately, his efforts were thwarted as he left the establishment empty-handed. Following the failed robbery, he purportedly fled the scene on foot, heading in a southerly direction towards Eppaloch Drive.
A swift police response was instrumental in the case, as officers were able to locate the suspect in close proximity to the scene of the incident. Thankfully, no injuries were reported during the confrontation.
The individual, identified as an 18-year-old Wyndham Vale resident, is currently cooperating with police as they conduct their inquiries into the matter. Authorities are working to gather more information about the circumstances surrounding the attempted robbery.
In light of the incident, Manor Lakes Pharmacy made the decision to close its doors for the remainder of the day, with plans to resume normal business hours tomorrow morning.
Local authorities have assured residents that there is no ongoing threat to the community stemming from this incident. Anyone who may have witnessed the attempted robbery or possesses relevant information, including CCTV or dashcam footage, to come forward and assist with the investigation. The police urge individuals with information to contact Crimestoppers at 1800 333 000 or to submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.