A 29-year-old man has been arrested following two attempted armed robberies and a carjacking in Melbourne’s north-east early this morning.
It is alleged a man armed with a hammer attempted to rob a service station on Bell Street in Preston about 4.45am and then a service station on Willsmere Road in Kew about 4.55am.
On both occasions the man fled the scene empty-handed and no-one was injured.
Just after 5am, a man had parked his car on Willsmere Road when he was approached by two men and a woman.
One of the men armed with a knife, threatened the man before stealing his car.
A Preston man was arrested this afternoon and is currently assisting police with their enquiries.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au