Teen charged for string of armed robberies

Darebin Crime Investigation Unit detectives have charged a teenager with a string of offences following a series of robberies across Melbourne’s east and west over the past month.

It’s alleged the unlicensed 17-year-old stole a vehicle, cash and other items after committing a burglary at a residence in Delahey on 10 February.

The teenager allegedly then committed robberies at service stations in Sunbury on 13 February, Truganina on 14 February, Bundoora and Preston on 15 February, Thomastown on the 17 February; a supermarket at Docklands on 18 February and another service station in Truganina on 19 February.

Police arrested the teen yesterday on Grant Street, St Albans about 5.20pm.

Detectives charged the teen with 16 charges including armed robbery, robbery, theft of motor vehicle, handle stolen goods, theft, committing an indictable offence while on bail and traffic offences.

The Wyndham Vale boy was remanded to appear at a Children’s Court later today.

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