On Friday the 03-05-13 police were investigating two attempted armed robberies at service stations in Chelsea and Mornington when at around 11.30 pm they came across an overturned motor vehicle on Racecourse Road. The four male occupants were then arrested in relation to nine armed robberies in the Bayside and Mornington Peninsula areas over the past week. The men, aged from eighteen to twenty-three years, were arrested at the scene and taken to hospital for treatment.

The alleged armed robberies include:

30-04-13 at around 7.20 pm a service station in Baxter

30-04-13 at around 10.00 pm a service station on Moorooduc Highway

29-04-13 at around 7.30 pm a service station in Mornington

02-05-13 at around 12.20 am a convenience store on Highett Road Hampton

02-05-13 at around 12.48 am a service station on the corner of Park and Charman Roads

02-05-13 at around 12.53 am a service station on Balcombe Road Mentone

02-05-13 at around 10.08 pm a service station at the corner of Nepean Highway and Warrigal Road Mentone

02-05-13 at around 11.20 pm at a service station on Nepean Highway Mornington

02-05-13 at around 11.30 pm a service station at the intersection of Beach and Bridge streets Hampton

If you have been the victim of an armed robbery while at work or other serious crime in Victoria contact Victims of Crime Compensation & Counselling Services for free, immediate and professional assistance, advice and support on 1800 000 055 or complete our enquiry form at www.victimsofcrime.com.au or email: support@victimsofcrime.com.au

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