Three men have been charged following a series of alleged armed robberies on taxi drivers in Melbourne’s west, Victoria Police say.
Altona North Embona Taskforce detectives have investigated a number of incidents where drivers have allegedly had cash and mobile phones stolen.
The incidents took place in suburbs including Yarraville, West Footscray and Travencore from 9 June to 2 July.
Three men have now been charged and each will appear in the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court in the coming months.
A 19-year-old Footscray man has been charged with armed robbery and false imprisonment.
A 27-year-old Footscray man has been charged with armed robbery, possess firearm and commit indictable offence whilst on bail.
A 19-year-old Ardeer man was charged with multiple counts of armed robbery,
commit indictable offence whilst on bail and attempted armed robbery.