Between April and June 2014 there have been three armed robberies at retail outlets in Mount Waverley.
On the 07-06-14 at around 4.10 pm two men entered a Hamilton Place bakery armed a large machete and stole the cash drawer containing money before fleeing the shop.
On the 06-06-14 at around 6.25 pm two men attended the Pinewood Shopping Centre armed with a large machete and baseball bat. They entered a supermarket and stole cash and cigarettes before escaping in a dark coloured Nissan coupe that was driven by an accomplice.
On the 01-06-14 at around 7.40 pm three men entered a bottle shop on Huntingdale Road armed with a baseball bat, large machete and a knife. They stole the cash drawer as well as cigarettes before fleeing the store in a dark-coloured Nissan coupe driven by a fourth man.
Police believe that the armed robberies are linked and that the offenders may live locally.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Detectives from Box Hill Embona Task Force who are investigating the three armed robberies.
If you have been a victim of crime at work or elsewhere call 1800 000 055 or (03) 9415 9492 or go to www.victimsofcrime.com.au or email firstname.lastname@example.org for financial and other assistance.