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Hepburn Springs armed robbers charged


Moorabool Crime Investigation Unit detectives have charged two Ballarat men following an armed robbery in Hepburn Springs on Tuesday.

Investigators have been told a man and a woman were sitting in a parked vehicle outside a business on Mineral Spring Reserve Road, when a blue sedan pulled up in front of the vehicle around 6.30am

Two men exited the sedan, allegedly armed with a firearm and an axe, and demanded the victims hand over their mobile phones and wallets.

Nobody was injured in the incident.

Detectives executed a search warrant in Sebastopol yesterday and arrested two men.

A 22-year-old Wendouree man has been charged with armed robbery whilst a 30-year-old Sebastopol man faces the same charge.

They were remanded to appear before Ballarat Magistrates’ Court today.