Three charged over crime spree


A Broadmeadows man is one of three men charged following a crime spree in Wyndham and Hobsons Bay earlier this month.

The charges relate to armed robberies, aggravated burglaries, and thefts in Point Cook and Laverton committed between June 19 and 21.

Police will allege the trio attended an address in Point Cook about 5.05pm on June 19, where they forced entry to the residential property before stealing a number of personal items.

About 5.50pm, the trio are then believed to have arrived at a residential property in Point Cook, where they allegedly stole a blue Ford Falcon from the garage while the owner was inside the property.

A few hours later, police observed the Ford being driven erratically on Morley Court in Glenroy, before arresting the 22-year-old male driver.

The trio allegedly forced entry to another residential property in Point Cook about 4.15pm on June 21.

It is alleged they stole personal items. When the group left the property, they allegedly assaulted a man, stole his phone and fled the scene in a white Mazda BT50.

It is believed the trio also forced entry to another Point Cook address, between 3pm and 4.30pm on June 21. Investigators have been told the group stole a number of personal items, before fleeing the scene. The trio then allegedly used the stolen bank cards a short time later at a petrol station on Duncans Road, Werribee.

Officers will allege the trio were driving the Mazda along Railway Avenue in Laverton, where they attempted to steal a parked black Range Rover while the owner was in a nearby store.

A 63-year-old woman and an infant were in the backseat when a man allegedly attempted to steal the vehicle. The man exited the vehicle, before getting back into the Mazda and fleeing the scene. No one was injured.

Investigators allege the plates on the Mazda were stolen from a West Footscray address on June 20.

Three men, a 21-year-old from Broadmeadows, a 22-year-old from Beveridge and a 22-year-old from Brunswick, have each been charged with a range of offences including home invasion, armed robbery, aggravated burglary, theft of a motor vehicle, obtaining property by deception, criminal damage, intentionally causing injury, making threats to kill and assault with a weapon.

They were all remanded to appear before Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on September 16 .

An 18-year-old Broadmeadows woman was released pending further inquiries.