Three arested after northern suburbs shootings

Police have arrested three people today as part of an investigation into a series of firearms incidents in the northern suburbs.

Warrants were executed by detectives from the Echo Taskforce and North West Region Crime Team, with support from the Australian Federal Police National Anti-Gangs Squad, in Richmond, Docklands and Coburg early this morning.

A 25-year-old Richmond man was charged with drugs and proceeds of crime offences, as well as committing indictable offence whilst on bail.

He will face Melbourne Magistrates’ Court this afternoon.

A 29-year-old Coburg man was charged with drug and weapons offences, and bailed to appear at Broadmeadows Magistrates’ Court in June, 2021.

A 21-year-old Richmond woman is expected to be charged on summons with failing to provide a PIN code under section 465AAA of the Crimes Act.

Investigators also seized a large quantity of cash, cannabis, steroids and a baton from the properties.

The arrests follow a number of firearms incidents across the northern suburbs earlier this year, including a matter where shots were fired into a pastry shop in Reservoir on 12 July.

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