On the 15-02-12 just after 11.00 pm an unknown male offender wearing a balaclava and armed with a shot gun entered the High Street Pizza Shop and demanded staff hand over cash which they did and the assailant then fled.

In Victoria in 2010 there were approximately three armed robberies each day. Victims of such crimes often suffer significant psychological symptoms of trauma, particularly when weapons are used and victim’s lives are threatened.

When a crime occurs in a workplace the victim may be entitled to seek assistance both via Workcover and through Crime Compensation to aide in recovery. For free professional advice contact Victims of Crime Counselling & Compensation Services on freecall 1800 000 055.

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