Alleged armed robbers arrested after wandering near Victoria Police Academy

The robbers were found wandering just blocks from the Victoria Police Academy in Glen Waverley. Photo: Craig AbrahamA trio of alleged armed robbers have been picked up just blocks from the Victoria Police Academy after they were spotted strolling down a suburban road minutes after a string of robberies in the area.
Nanjing Night Net

The Dandenong North men aged 18, 19 and 21 were nabbed on Thursday at 4.45am after allegedly robbing a Narre Warren North service station and a Mount Waverley newsagency.

The men were armed with machetes and a shotgun, which were discovered dumped in a suburban garden bed at a nearby residence. Their getaway vehicle was located a short distance away.

The alleged perpetrators started their spree of robberies at 12.55am on Thursday at a service station on Heatherton Road which they burgled twice, the first time unsuccessfully.

They returned at 3.45am, successfully robbing the service station before turning their attention to a news agency on Centreway, Mount Waverley, more than 17 kilometres away, at about 4.30am.

But the string of robberies ended uneventfully with police nabbing the trio while they were wandering in Glen Waverley at 4.45am, just kilometres from the Victoria Police Academy.

All three men were arrested after being spotted by police on Waverley Road, just east of Blackburn Road. The Victoria Police academy is located a few blocks away, on the corner of Waverley and View Mount roads.

Police have charged the men who are assisting with inquiries. They will face court at a later date.

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