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Melbourne Trio Charged Over Offences in Point Cook and Laverton

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Three Men Charged in Connection to Spate of Offences in Wyndham

Three men have been charged by detectives from the Wyndham Crime Investigation Unit after a series of offences in Wyndham and Melbourne’s north-western suburbs.

According to police, the trio is responsible for a string of armed robberies, aggravated burglaries, and thefts in Point Cook and Laverton between June 19 and June 21.

The first incident occurred on June 19 at around 5:05 pm, when the three men allegedly forced their way into a residential property in Point Cook and stole personal items. A second residential property in Point Cook was targeted at around 5:50pm, where a blue Ford Falcon was stolen from a garage while the owner was inside the house.

Later that evening, police spotted the stolen Ford being driven recklessly in Glenroy and arrested the 22-year-old male driver. The trio then allegedly broke into another residential property in Point Cook on June 21 at 4:15pm, stealing personal items before attempting to flee. During their escape, they reportedly assaulted a man and stole his phone before fleeing in a white Mazda BT50.

The group is also accused of breaking into a Point Cook address between 3 pm and 4:30 pm on June 21, stealing personal items and using stolen bank cards at a nearby petrol station. Later, they allegedly attempted to steal a parked black Range Rover in Laverton while the owner was in a nearby store. Fortunately, no one was physically harmed in the incident.

Police believe that the stolen plates on the Mazda were taken from a West Footscray address on June 20.

A 21-year-old man from Broadmeadows has been charged with multiple offenses including home invasion, armed robbery, aggravated burglary, and assault with a weapon. A 22-year-old from Beveridge and a 22-year-old from Brunswick are also facing similar charges.

All three men have been remanded and are set to appear before the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on September 16. An 18-year-old woman from Broadmeadows was released pending further inquiries.

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