POLICE have charged a man with armed robbery following an incident in Long Gully on Sunday night.
The 25-year-old Eaglehawk man was remanded in custody to appear before Bendigo Magistrates' Court on Monday.
Police allege the man attended a service station on Eaglehawk Road about 9pm and threatened a staff member with a knife before demanding cash.
Officers from the Bendigo uniform section and Bendigo Highway Patrol responded and arrested the man.
POLICE have arrested a man after an alleged armed robbery in Long Gully on Sunday night.
Investigators have been told a man entered an Eaglehawk Road service station about 9.05pm, threatened the attendant with a knife, and demanded cash.
The attendant complied and the offender then left the store and got into a blue Mazda 3, which was being driven by a woman.
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Two witnesses who saw the man behaving suspiciously gave chase in their vehicle in an attempt to obtain a registration number.
They followed the Mazda until it pulled over to the side of the road.
They slowed their car but the Mazda reversed and rammed into them before driving off.
The women reported the matter to police and officers swarmed the area.
Highway Patrol officers saw the Mazda a short time later and managed to intercept the vehicle and make an arrest.
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A 25-year-old Eaglehawk man is currently assisting police with their enquires.
The woman who was seen driving the car at the time of the alleged offence was not in the vehicle
The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone who saw the incident or has further information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a confidential report at crimestoppersvic.com.au
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