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More Local Street Gang and Violent Crime Arrests Made

Operation Alliance


Police across the north and western suburbs have arrested over 30 people over the last week as part of Operation Alliance targeting street gangs and serious violent crime.

Uniformed and specialist police from the Brimbank and Melton Divisional Offender Management Team, Gang Crime Squad, Brimbank, Melton & Wyndham Crime Investigation Units saturated the areas each night between Wednesday and Saturday last week, patrolling high volume crime areas, conducting compliance checks and apprehending any outstanding offenders.

On Thursday night, police observed a vehicle in Tarneit that was linked to an alleged armed robbery earlier in the week in Werribee.

The incident related to two young males who allegedly had their mobile phones and clothing items stolen after being approached by two other males during the evening of Sunday 10 October at a park.

After observing the vehicle, Wyndham Crime Investigation Unit detectives along with Highway Patrol deployed tyre-deflation tactics on Heaths Road and the vehicle eventually came to a stop in Papillon Parade.

Four offenders fled on foot, but police quickly arrested three of them nearby.

An 18-year-old Tarneit male was charged with armed robbery, assault police and breaching a court order. He was remanded in custody to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on 11 January.

A 21-year-old Point Cook male was also charged with resist police and breaching a court order and was remanded in custody to appear at Sunshine Magistrates’ Court on 18 October.

A third male was released pending further enquiries.