Armed Robbery Alert - Toorak,VIC
Police are investigating an armed robbery at a jewellery store on Toorak Road, Toorak that occurred on Saturday, 14 January at 1:00pm.
It is believed that four men of African appearance entered the store, one in possession of a firearm.
During the robbery a male member of staff was struck on the head with the firearm and is currently being treated for non-life threatening injuries.
The males then fled in a vehicle driven by a fifth man which resulted in a police pursuit in South Yarra and was terminated in Richmond.
It is unsure if this robbery is linked to other incidents at this stage.
This robbery is the latest in a series of violent robberies across Melbourne where jewellery stores have allegedly been targeted by armed thieves.
Anyone with any information about the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a confidential report online.
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Source: Victoria Police
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