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Attempted Armed Robbery in Tarneit Thwarted: 15-Year-Old Arrested

Attempted armed robbery in Tarneit

The 15 year old was arrested and cautioned.

Police are currently conducting an investigation into an attempted armed robbery that took place on Saturday evening in Tarneit. According to reports, an unidentified assailant approached a 50-year-old man at the intersection of Carbine and Penrose Promenade around 5:00 pm.

The alleged offender reportedly brandished what is suspected to be a fake knife, threatening the victim and demanding his phone. Despite the intimidation, the 50-year-old man refused to comply with the demands, prompting the assailant to flee the scene.

In a swift response, law enforcement apprehended a 15-year-old boy from Tarneit shortly after the incident. The teenager was subsequently arrested and cautioned in connection to the attempted armed robbery.

Authorities are urging anyone who may have witnessed the incident or possesses relevant information to come forward. Individuals can contact Crime Stoppers at 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au. Community cooperation is crucial in aiding the ongoing investigation.

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