On the evening of Thursday the 07-03-13 there were two armed robberies in Lynbrook which police believe are linked.

At around 11.35 pm when a twenty-four-year-old Frankston man and his female friend were walking along Paterson Drive when they noticed a group of young men, of Aboriginal or Islander appearance, standing at the intersection. The group followed the victims and then threatened them with knives and they handed over some cash and a mobile phone and the assailants then left.

A short time later, just before midnight, an eighteen-year-old Langwarrin man was walking his bike through the pedestrian tunnel at Lynbrook Railway Station when he was confronted by a male of Islander appearance. The offender threatened the teenager with a wooden stake demanding money. The victim fled and ran towards the railway station only to be struck to the head from behind and then forced to walk back to where he was confronted where he was physically assaulted by the offender together with two other male assailants and sustained serious arm and head injuries and was treated at the Frankston Hospital.

If you have been the victim of a physical assault, an armed robbery or other violent crime contact Victims of Crime Compensation & Counselling Services Victoria for immediate assistance on 1800 000 055 or make an enquiry now at www.victimsofcrime.com.au or email: support@victimsofcrime.com.au

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