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Crimes related to the Petrol Station industry

A man has been arrested after attempting to rob a hotel and a service station in the northern suburbs early tonight.

Just after 7pm on Tuesday 26 February police were called to a hotel on Hampstead Road at Clearview after reports a man had threatened staff with a knife.  He had in his possession a bag of ice he had taken from the freezer. He demanded money from the till and the ice.

Staff refused and the man left empty handed.

Police will allege the man left the hotel in a vehicle and drove towards a nearby service station on Hampstead Road at Broadview.  The man again threatened staff with a knife and demanded money and a bag of ice.  The man left the service station empty handed.

Checks on the vehicle resulted in police locating the man at a Clearview address.  He was arrested without incident.

The 42-year-old man from St Marys was charged with numerous offences including two counts of attempt robbery and one count of aggravated assault.

The man was refused bail and will appear in court on Wednesday 27 February.

Casey Crime Investigation Unit detectives have arrested a 24-year-old Clayton man after he allegedly robbed a service station in Tooradin on 12 February.

It is alleged the man, armed with a firearm, entered a service station on South Gippsland Highway about 3.15am and selected a strawberry milk before stealing cash and cigarettes.

The Clayton man has been charged with one count of armed robbery and remanded in custody to appear before the Melbourne Magistrate’s Court on 23 February.

Detectives are investigating following the armed robbery of a service station in Aratula early this morning.

Just after 3am a man armed with a piece of wood entered the business on the Cunningham Highway.

The man demanded money from a staff member before fleeing the store on foot with a sum of cash.

Preliminary information indicates the man then entered a nearby vehicle and left the scene.

No one was physically injured during the robbery.

The man is described as Caucasian, 180cm tall, medium build and wearing light coloured shorts and a black t-shirt covering an orange high-vis polo shirt.

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Darebin Crime Investigation Unit detectives have charged a teenager with a string of offences following a series of robberies across Melbourne’s east and west over the past month.

It’s alleged the unlicensed 17-year-old stole a vehicle, cash and other items after committing a burglary at a residence in Delahey on 10 February.

The teenager allegedly then committed robberies at service stations in Sunbury on 13 February, Truganina on 14 February, Bundoora and Preston on 15 February, Thomastown on the 17 February; a supermarket at Docklands on 18 February and another service station in Truganina on 19 February.

Police arrested the teen yesterday on Grant Street, St Albans about 5.20pm.

Detectives charged the teen with 16 charges including armed robbery, robbery, theft of motor vehicle, handle stolen goods, theft, committing an indictable offence while on bail and traffic offences.

The Wyndham Vale boy was remanded to appear at a Children’s Court later today.

Wellington Crime Investigation Unit detectives are investigating an armed robbery at a Rosedale service station earlier this month.

Investigators have been told two unknown offenders attended the Princes Highway service station about 7am on 10 February.

The pair threatened the attendant with handguns.

They then fled the scene on foot to Latrobe Street when they got into two separate vehicles.

The vehicles were a small white hatchback and a small red hatchback.

Detectives have released CCTV images of two persons of interest (with their cars), who they believe may be able to assist with their enquiries.

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Detectives are appealing for public information following an armed robbery in Wollongong overnight.

Just after 11.10pm (Monday 18 February 2019), three men armed with knives entered a service station on Crown Street, Wollongong.

The trio threatened an employee before stealing cash and fleeing the area.

They were last seen heading toward Woodlawn Avenue.

Officers from Wollongong Police District were contacted and with assistance from the Dog Unit, conducted an extensive search of the area, however the men were not located.

A crime scene was established, and police are appealing for anyone with information, or who may have dashcam footage from the area, to come forward.

The men have been described as wearing a red-hooded jumper, a dark-blue hooded-jumper and a light-blue hooded jumper. All three had their face and hands covered.

Inquiries are continuing.

Police have arrested six people following investigations into a series of armed robberies in Brisbane and Logan in the past week.

It will be alleged a group were involved in armed robberies at a service stations in Underwood last night and at another in Slacks Creek on February 11.

It will further be alleged a woman had her car stolen at knifepoint on Endsleigh Street in MacGregor on February 11.

Just before midnight, two men and three teens were arrested after the alleged stolen car crashed on Brisbane Road at Coombabah.

The 25-year-old male driver and an 18-year-old Crestmead man were both injured and transported to Gold Coast University Hospital for treatment.

Three boys, a 14-year-old from Bethania, a 15-year-old from Runcorn and a 15-year-old from Rochedale have all been charged with armed robbery in company in relation to the alleged Underwood robbery.

The 15-year-old Rochedale boy has also been charged with two additional charges of armed robbery and one count of unlawful use of a motor vehicle relating to the incidents at Slacks Creek and Macgregor.

A 17-year-old Rochedale boy was also charged overnight with one count each of armed robbery (relating to the Slacks Creek incident), unlawful use of a motor vehicle and possessing drug utensils.

They will be dealt with under provisions of the Youth Justice Act.

Detectives are continuing their investigations into an armed robbery of a Windaroo service station February 7 in which they believe the above males may be able to assist with their enquiries.

Investigators have also released CCTV of the Slacks Creek incident as they continue to search for the third person involved.

Police are investigating the armed robbery of a service station in Underwood overnight.

Officers were called to a service station on Logan Road at 11pm after four men entered the business.

One of the men was armed with a knife and the group then stole a sum of cas and a quantity of cigarettes before fleeing the scene on foot.

No one was injured as a result of the robbery.

Investigations are continuing.

Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred overnight at a service station in Slacks Creek.

Around 11.20pm, three men entered a service station on the Pacific Motorway and two of them produced knifes.

They made demands for cash and cigarettes and when the attendant complied, they fled the scene with a sum of cash and a quantity of cigarettes.

No one was injured as a result of the robbery.

Police believe that this robbery is linked to a robbery that occurred at a service station in Windaroo on February 7.

Police are investigating after three males robbed a service station at Windaroo overnight.

A 11.40pm three males entered the Beaudesert-Beenleigh Road business and threatened the attendant with a star picket and a piece of wood, demanding cash.

They left with a sum of cash and were last seen running on Bannockburn Road.

The three males are described as medium build, 175cm tall and wearing dark clothing.

Investigations are conitnnuing.