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Family traumatised following spate of armed robberies at their Werribee milk bar

Tony Jones

The owners of a milk bar at Werribee, traumatised by armed thieves for the second time in a month, have decided to walk away from the business.

As many as eight youths stormed the family run milkbar on Derwent Road on Sunday night around 7.30pm.

The terrified owners hid inside the attached house.

The same store was robbed a month ago, with one of the owners having a fishing knife held to their throat.

Their daughter Lucy has told 3AW’s Tony Jones the politicians are out of touch and don’t have any concern for her family’s welfare.

“It not good enough, I’ve heard them on 3AW talking about crime stats being down,” she said.

“No. They’re not.

“This is ridiculous.”

Lucy told 3AW the Werribee community is too scared to walk the streets because it is a “war zone”.

“The police are fantastic, I can’t praise them enough… But the politicians, what do they care?

“I don’t think they care that my mum and dad can’t sleep.

“I don’t think they care that we’re all traumatised, I don’t think they care about that.

“The Magistrates … I don’t think they are honestly listening.

“Trauma is trauma, it doesn’t discriminate if the armed robbery is being committed by a 14-year-old or a 30-year-old,” said Lucy.

“They’ve got to do something.”

Hear the full interview above

Tony Jones