Detectives from the Armed Crime Squad have released a CCTV image of a man they are searching for following an armed robbery at a Werribee gaming venue last week.

The man entered the venue via a Werribee Street North entrance about 9.30pm on Sunday, 31 March.

He was armed with a firearm and wearing an open-faced balaclava.

The man approached a staff member and made a demand for cash, threatening them with the firearm.

The cashier gave the man a quantity of money and he left the premises via the same entry point.

He was last seen getting into a white, older model sedan that was parked in a neighbouring street.

No one at the venue was physically injured during the incident.

Detectives from the Armed Crime Squad are investigating and have released an image of a man they wish to speak to in relation to the incident.

They are keen to speak to anyone who may recognise him or have further knowledge of the armed robbery.

Police are also appealing for anyone who may have dash cam vision of the man and the white vehicle to come forward.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a confidential on-line report at

Casey Crime Investigation Unit detectives have today released images of three men that they believe may be able to assist them with their enquiries into an armed robbery and assault in Hallam last month.

Investigators have been told three men were walking from Hallam Train Station towards the Hallam Valley Trail about 1.30am on 9 March.

The men were then approached by three unknown males who asked the victims for a lighter before assaulting one of the victims.

The offenders then set upon the rest of the group and stole a mobile phone.

The three victims, two 18-year-old men from Hampton Park and a 19-year-old man from Berwick were taken to hospital with injuries.

The three offending men are described as Islander in appearance and were all wearing dark clothing.

A man has been charged for an attempt aggravated robbery and aggravated assault after an incident in Modbury last week.

Just after 10.15am Friday 8 March police were called to Smart Road after reports a man had been assaulted after withdrawing an amount of money from an ATM.

The victim, an 81-year-old man, was approached by the suspect who demanded money. When the victim refused the suspect allegedly assaulted him with a knife before fleeing the scene. The victim received an injury to his hand as was taken to the Modbury Hospital for treatment.

Following an investigation police attended a home in Modbury on Monday 11 March and arrested a 39-year-old man from the address. He was charged with attempt aggravated robbery and aggravated assault and refused bail to appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court today, Tuesday 12 March.

Torquay Crime Investigation Unit detectives are investigating an armed robbery which occurred in Torquay earlier this week.

The incident took place at a service station on the Surf Coast Highway at 9pm on Monday night (11 March).

Investigators have been told that two men, wearing masks and armed with knives, entered the store and threatened the shop attendant before stealing money and cigarettes.

Police have released CCTV security footage and an image of the two men in the hope that someone may recognise them or their clothing.

Colour co-ordinated crooks commit Torquay armed robbery

Armed Crime Squad detectives have made a breakthrough in their investigation into a series of western Victorian burglaries and thefts of automatic teller machines (ATM’s) with the arrest of three men early this morning.

The men, a 34-year-old from Wendouree, 38-year-old from Haddon and a 41-year-old from Brown Hill were arrested with the assistance of Ballarat Divisional Response Unit, about 7am following the execution of five warrants in:

– King Street Ballarat, East

– Head Street, Wendouree

– Spring Court, Corindhap

– Wilsons Road, Haddon and

– Ryan Street, Brown Hill

The arrests follow an extensive investigation into seven burglaries, thefts and attempted thefts on a variety of business premises including:

– A community centre in Beaufort on 29 November 2018

– A book shop in Creswick on 14 December 2018

– An opportunity shop in Skipton on 15 December 2018

– A bank in Dunkeld on 29 December 2018

– A community centre in Lake Bolac on 29 December 2018

– A marina in Queenscliff on 13 January 2019

– A newsagency in Clunes on Monday 4 March 2019

On each occasion it is alleged the thieves targeted ATMs with either heavy equipment vehicles used to crash through street shop fronts or equipment used to force entry to the premises.

Police have released images of the most recent incident and damage at Clunes.

It is alleged a substantial sum of money was stolen during some of the break-ins.

Detectives have seized a number of firearms, cars, grinders, a sledgehammer and items believed to be related to the ATM thefts.

The trio are currently assisting police with their enquiries and are expected to appear at Ballarat Magistrates’ Court later today.

Police are investigating an armed robbery at an East Melbourne convenience store on 18 February.

Officers have been told two men entered a Victoria Street store at 6am.

One offender collected a number of food items while the second approached the store register.

Both offenders stood at the counter, while one offender produced a knife and made demands for cigarettes and money. The men stole cigarettes and food items before running from the store.

The first offender is perceived to be African in appearance, tall and of thin build.

He was wearing a black Nike tracksuit, a purple bandana and black and white shoes.

The second offender is perceived to be African in appearance of medium build and was wearing a black jacket and tracksuit pants.

Police have released CCTV images of the men they believe may be able to assist with their enquiries.

Ballarat Crime Investigation Unit detectives are searching for two women they believe can assist with their enquiries following an alleged armed robbery and stabbing in Ballarat over the weekend.

It is believed two women entered a store on Mair Street and stole a speaker.

They tried to leave the store and were stopped by security and staff before one woman produced a small knife.

She allegedly stabbed the victim before both women fled the scene on foot.

The 28-year-old Darley man, sustained minor injuries to his arm and was transported to hospital for treatment.

Investigators have released images and CCTV footage of two women they believe can assist with their enquiries.

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.

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.

Armed Crime Squad detectives are appealing for information following a brazen armed robbery at a Melton gaming venue last year.

Detectives have released CCTV vision of the wanted man, who was armed with what is believed to be a 20 to 30cm knife, jump over the counter-top of the High Street venue on Tuesday 27 November about 3pm.

The man spoke to a nearby attendant simply stating that he was taking the till, before making off with an amount of cash.

Investigators believe the man ran from the venue, leaving the same way he entered, via Smith Street.

He was last seen running into McKenzie Street.

No one was injured during the incident.

Investigators have also released still images of the man who can be described as Caucasian in appearance, aged about 30 to 40 years-old with a medium build.

The man is believed to have a tattoo inked on the outside of his left calf, which is visible in the footage.

At the time of the incident he was wearing a white cap inscribed with black writing, sunglasses, a bandana or similar to cover his face, a black hooded jumper, blue shorts and grey and green runners.

Detectives are appealing for anyone who recognises the man or with information about the incident to come forward.

Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers Victoria on 1800 333 000 or log onto

Sergeant Julie-Anne Newman

Media Advisor