Victoria Police to meet with key figures to tackle spate of armed robberies
Crisis talks will be held to combat a wave of terrifying raids on Melbourne jewellers.
Victoria Police and industry figures will meet next week in an attempt to put a stop to a spate of alarming armed robberies, which have left Melburnians on edge.
There are fears armed teenage gangs are acting on organised crime bosses orders, with teenagers being used to commit the heists because they’ll receive more lenient penalties if caught.
Victims say the raids are threatening to drive some operators out of business.
A general view of IMP Jewellery on Toorak Road in Toorak.
The security summit comes after IMP jewellery store was targeted by armed thugs for a second time in three months on the weekend.
A group of males armed with a firearm, hammer and axe, trashed the Toorak store, assaulted a staff member and stole a large quantity of jewellery.