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Point Cook Manhunt Ends: Armed Robbery Spree Shocks Melbourne’s West

Grosset Way Police

Detectives from the Wyndham Crime Investigation Unit have charged a Point Cook man in connection with a series of alleged armed robberies across Melbourne’s western suburbs earlier this month. The 30-year-old was arrested in Point Cook this afternoon, with his vehicle, allegedly involved in the incidents, subsequently towed from a property on Grosset Way.

The man is facing charges that include two counts of armed robbery, two counts of attempted armed robbery, and three counts of possession of an imitation firearm by a prohibited person.

Grosset Way Raid

The allegations relate to four incidents:

– On Monday, 15 April at around 2pm, it is alleged the man entered a shop on Duncans Road in Werribee South, armed with a weapon and demanded cash. The shopkeeper refused and chased the suspect from the premises.

– At about 4am on Tuesday, 23 April, the suspect is reported to have threatened the attendant of a service station on Point Cook Road, Point Cook, with a firearm and demanded money. After obtaining cash, he fled in his vehicle.

– Later the same day, at approximately 3:30am, the man purportedly targeted a fast-food restaurant at the corner of Morris and Heaths roads in Hoppers Crossing. He demanded cash but fled empty-handed after threatening a worker.

Car towed from Grosset Way

– The last reported incident occurred at around 9pm on Wednesday, 24 April. The man is accused of demanding and receiving cash from a worker at a business in Brooklyn before escaping in his vehicle.

The accused has been remanded to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.

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