Armed Robbery – Werribee Better Choice Service Station

On Saturday the 24-11-12 three masked assailants, armed with a baseball bat, a knife and a machete, threatened the Shop Assistant at the Better Choice Service Station in Werribee before stealing cash and cigarettes. If you have been the victim of an armed robbery while at work contact Victims of Crime for financial assistance on…

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Sexual Assault – Hoppers Crossing Railway Station

On Friday the 16-11-12 at around 3.30 pm a thirty-one-year-old female was walking towards her motor vehicle in the Hoppers Crossing Railway Station car park when an unknown male assailant aged around twenty years approached her and after a brief conversation forced her into her motor vehicle where he proceeded to sexually assault her before…

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Family Violence Protest – Melbourne CBD

On Friday the 23-11-12 about 1000 people marked against domestic violence in the Melbourne CBD. According to the Australian Institute of Criminology around sixty women are killed each year by a partner. VicHealth reported domestic violence as being ‘the leading contributor to death, disability and illness in women aged from fifteen to forty-four years. Ken…

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Family Violence – Domestic Violence

Family incident related crime has increased by 288% since 2003. Approximately 40% of assaults 25% of rapes are family violence related. In 2011 – 2012 there were 16,047 physical assaults, 1229 sexual assaults and 483 rapes arising from family violence. Ken Lay, Chief Commissioner, said that …’it is an unfortunate reflection of some attitudes in…

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Armed Robbery – The Vegas Room Mulgrave

On Wednesday the 21-11-12 at around 1.15 am three masked assailants with machetes entered the pokies venue at the Waverley Gardens Shopping Centre, terrorised patrons and threatening staff demanding cash. Senior Sergeant Stamper described it as a traumatic experience for patrons and staff. If you have been the victim of an armed robbery or other…

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