Armed bandit cuffed


By Rowan Forster

A gun-toting bandit’s Dandenong crime spree has been thwarted by police.

The 22-year-old man raided two stores in Dandenong over 24 hours, threatening attendants and stealing cash.

In his first alleged robbery on Wednesday night, the offender – armed with a gun – held up a fast food outlet on the Princes Highway.

He fled with a small amount of cash.

The same man, instead brandishing a knife, attended a service station on Cheltenham Road on Thursday.

He threatened a staff member and again stole a small quantity of cash.

Police were called and located the 22-year-old a short time later, making an arrest.

The Dandenong man is currently in custody and is expected to be charged with two counts of armed robbery.

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