Officer injured in hatchet hold-up

POLICE have arrested men from Dandenong and Bangholme after an officer was struck to the head with a hatchet and a female sales assistant was tied up at Ferntree Gully store.
A Knox divisional van was called to an armed robbery at a cigarette shop on Station Street about 2.45pm on Thursday 15 October.
It’s believed two men armed with an iron bar and hatchet tied up a woman while trying to rob the store.
An altercation occurred when police arrived at the scene and one of the members was struck to the head with the hatchet.
He received non-life threatening injuries and was taken to Maroondah Hospital.
Police arrested a 24-year-old Bangholme man, a 40-year-old Dandenong man and two others over the incident.
They were in custody on Thursday night.
Call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au with any information.

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