27
Jan

Four arrested after attempted armed robbery in Epping

FOUR teenagers were arrested by the Whittlesea Crime Investigation Unit after a boy was injured in an attempted armed robbery in Epping on Thursday night.

Investigators were told a 16-year-old boy was at Epping train station with friends at about 9pm when he was surrounded by a group of five boys, four of whom were armed with knives.

The group made demands for the boy’s phone and an altercation occurred when he refused.

The 16-year-old boy sustained a suspected stab wound and ran to Epping Police Station to report the incident. He was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police located and arrested four boys near Thomastown train station later in the night.

A Broadmeadows boy, 16, a Thornbury boy, 14, a Reservoir boy, 16, and a Thomastown boy, 16, are currently assisting investigators with their enquiries.

Investigations into the incident remain ongoing. Police urge anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or at www.crimestoppers.com.au.

 

Extracted from NC Review