Robbery and kidnap charges

TWO men have been arrested and charged by police in relation to a spate of armed robberies, aggravated burglaries and car thefts in Melbourne’s south-east.
A 31-year-old was arrested by Taskforce Tense and Special Operations Group police during a search at a home in Noble Park just after 1pm on 13 April.
Police say they seized firearms, ammunition, drugs and alleged stolen goods at the home.
The man was remanded to face court on offences including armed robbery, aggravated burglary, kidnap, false imprisonment, theft and blackmail.
On 8 April, a 21-year-old Keysborough man was arrested in Dandenong.
He was remanded and charged with offences including armed robbery, kidnapping, aggravated burglary, firearms and drug offences.
Police say the arrests were part of an ongoing investigation into violent gang-related offending in the region in recent months.