Charges follow armed robberies

Maroondah Crime Investigation Unit detectives have charged one man and a woman is assisting with enquiries after a fast-food outlet was allegedly robbed in Croydon on Saturday afternoon, Victoria Police say.

It is alleged an armed robbery occurred at a Main Street business just after 5.30pm by a person wearing a head covering similar to a niqab or burqa.

A 38-year-old Frankston man has been charged with armed robbery and other related offences.

He has been remanded in custody and will appear at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Friday.

A 21-year-old Narre Warren woman is currently assisting police with their enquiries.

The pair has been charged with three other armed robberies – a fast-food outlet on Breed Street in Morwell, a service station in Morwell and a business in Traralgon on Monday.

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