Wantirna attempted armed robbery

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding an armed robbery which occurred in Wantirna on 21 December 2019.

It is believed the offender approached the café riding a bicycle along Selkirk Avenue where he discarded the bike and pulled a balaclava over his head before entering the premises on Wantirna Road at 7.05pm.

The offender proceeded to point a firearm at the victim before leaving the store empty handed

The offender is perceived to be of African appearance, 20 to 30-year-old with short black hair, brown eyes and wearing a black coloured hoodie, black pants and silver coloured Adidas runners with red laces.

The offender was carrying a large black bag with a white spotted pattern and was wearing one white and one black glove.

He was last observed leaving the scene on a bicycle riding in an easterly direction along Selkirk Avenue.

Investigators have released images of a person they believe may be able to assist the with their enquiries.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or with further information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

Sergeant Cameron Scott

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