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Point Cook Armed Robbery Arrests.

The injured man speaks to police at the scene of the crime.


Westgate Wayward Taskforce detectives have charged three teenagers following an alleged armed robbery that occurred in Point Cook earlier this week.

A 19-year-old Point Cook man and a 15-year-old Hoppers Crossing girl were arrested yesterday in relation to the incident.

The Point Cook man was charged with:

• Armed robbery;

• Intentionally cause injury;

• Recklessly cause injury;

• Assault with weapon;

• Obtain property by deception; and

• Possess controlled weapon

He was remanded and will appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court today.

 

The Hoppers Crossing girl was charged with:

• Armed robbery;

• Intentionally cause injury;

• Recklessly cause injury;

• Assault with weapon;

• Obtain property by deception; and

• Possess controlled weapon

She was bailed to appear at a children’s court at a later date.

 

A 19-year-old Altona Meadows man was arrested on Wednesday and has been charged with:

• Armed robbery;

• Intentionally cause injury;

• Recklessly cause injury;

• Assault with weapon;

• Obtain property by deception;

• Possess controlled weapon; and

• Unlicenced driving.

He was bailed to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on 14 February 2022.

Detectives arrive at the Point Cook Town Centre on the day of the robbery.

Search warrants were executed at properties in Point Cook, Hoppers Crossing, Altona Meadows and Seabrook this week as part of the investigation.

The charges come after a 20-year-old Elsternwick man was allegedly assaulted and robbed after the males threatened the victim with a machete and a hammer on Kingsley Avenue about 3.40pm on Monday.

His wallet and watch were stolen during the incident and the man sustained a serious injury to his hand which required treatment.

A fourth person has been identified and detectives are continuing the investigation.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au


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