Tuesday 6 June 2023 2:53am –
Seven youths have been arrested after an alleged armed robbery on a bus travelling from Tarneit to Williams Landing overnight.
Police have been told the 16-year-old male victim was approached by a male on the bus just after 7.30pm.
The offender made demands for the victim’s airpods and jewellery and was joined by several youths who made further demands to the victim.
It’s alleged the group, some carrying edged weapons, began physically assaulting the 16-year-old and stole his property.
The driver of the bus stopped at Williams Landing train station and assisted the victim to call triple zero (000).
Protective Service Officers were quickly on scene and alerted police of the incident.
Numerous local units were able to track down the group of offenders who took off on foot.
Officers located seven teenagers nearby who were arrested.
• An 18-year-old Point Cook man
• A17-year-old Point Cook boy
• A 15-year-old Point Cook girl
• A 15-year-old Hoppers Crossing boy
• A 15-year-old Werribee boy
• A 16-year-old Laverton boy
• A 12-year-old Point Cook boy
Are all currently assisting Transit Crime Investigation Unit detectives with their enquiries.
The victim was not physically injured during the incident.