‘Obese’ man on run

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POLICE are on the lookout for three people in relation to an alleged armed robbery at a milk bar on Hampden Avenue, 4 March, 6.30pm.

Police believe three offenders arrived at the Frankston milk bar in a stolen vehicle, with two offenders entering the premises armed with hammers.

They allege the two men, with their faces covered, entered the store and jumped over the counter making threats towards the female shop attendant. It is alleged that the men kicked the attendant and stole cigarettes and cash from the till.

They fled the scene in the car they arrived in.

A detailed description of the offenders could not be provided, but police said one of the men they are searching for was “obese”.

The car used by the offenders to flee the scene was a grey 2012 Volkswagen Golf. The car was allegedly stolen from Mt Eliza in the early hours of 4 March.

Police said they expect the car to have been driven around the Frankston and Hastings area. The car was recovered in Carrum Downs.

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

First published in the Frankston Times – 11 March 2019

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