On Monday the 30-04-13 there were two separate armed robberies in Notting Hill & Oakleigh.

At around 6.00 pm three masked male offenders threatened the bottle shop attendant at a hotel on Ferntree Gully in Notting Hill with a screw driver. The offenders punched the staff person to the face before stealing cash and cigarettes and fled in a blue vehicle.

At around 6.30 pm two masked assailants entered a milk bar on Burlington Street in Oakleigh and threatened the female shop assistant with a knife. The offenders ripped the cash register from the counter before fleeing in a blue sedan.

Box Hill Embona detectives believe the armed robberies are linked and are appealing for witnesses.

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

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