Armed robberies

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A FRANKSTON man was arrested last week over a string of alleged armed robberies at supermarkets, cafes and small businesses in which staff were allegedly threatened with a knife and a crowbar and cash registers thrown to the floor.

The 29-year-old allegedly ran from police when they raided a house in Tamarisk Drive, Frankston North, Sunday 25 June, and was chased over back fences for about a kilometre before being apprehended.

The man was taken back to Frankston police station and interviewed over the robberies in Dandenong South, Braeside, Carrum Downs, Frankston and Baxter in the past month.

He faced an out-of-sessions hearing and was charged with various armed robberies and up to eight other burglaries.

He appeared at Frankston Magistrates’ Court last week and was remanded to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on 18 September.

Police also seized a silver Nissan Navara utility in connection with the robberies.

First published in the Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News – 5 July 2017

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