Dandenong Crime Investigation Unit detectives arrested a 22-year-old man after he allegedly robbed two stores in Dandenong over the past 24 hours.

It is alleged the man, armed with a firearm, robbed a fast food outlet on Princes Highway about 9.20pm last night (6 February) and stole a small amount of cash.

The same man armed with a knife, attended a service station on Cheltenham Road about 6.40pm this evening.

He allegedly threatened the attendant and stole a small amount of cash before fleeing the scene.

Police arrested him nearby short time later.

The Dandenong man is currently in custody and expected to be charged with two counts of armed robbery.

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