Embona Armed Robbery Taskforce detectives from the Brimbank Divisional Response Unit have charged four teenagers following an assault and robbery on a doctor at St. Albans last month.
The incident occurred when the doctor was approached by four youths on Ivy Street just after 5pm on 18 November.
The doctor was allegedly assaulted by the youths and his mobile phone was stolen.
The four boys, all aged 17 years, two from Brookfield, Sunshine and St Albans were arrested on 28 November.
They have been charged with robbery, handle stolen goods, theft of motor car and bail offences.
All have been remanded to appear at a children’s court later.
Brimbank Divisional Response Unit Detective Senior Sergeant Robyn Sheather said that the arrests were the result of an extensive investigation conducted by the detectives in her unit.
“The Brimbank Divisional Response Unit Embona Taskforce detectives have worked tirelessly over the past two weeks to identify and arrest these youths,” D/S/Sgt Sheather said.
“The Unit’s primary charter is to investigate these types of offences and all efforts will be made to reduce street robberies and arrest the people responsible.
“We want the community to come and go as they please without fear of being accosted by people who want to do them harm or rob them of their belongings.”
Investigations into several other assaults in the area are continuing.