Victoria Police detectives from the Altona North Embona Taskforce are appealing for public assistance to help identify a masked man following four armed robberies in Maribyrnong and Braybrook.
Following two robberies recently reported by Willy and Hobby, another two robberies have occurred, with the first taking place on November 24 when a man entered a restaurant on Ashley Street in Braybrook at about 8.40pm.
The masked man produced a firearm and made threats to staff members before stealing cash and fleeing on a bicycle. It is believed the same man attended a service station on Williamsons Road in Maribyrnong about 10.15pm on November 27.
In similar circumstances, the man again produced a firearm and made demands for cash to an employee. He again stole an amount of cash and was seen cycling west on Williamsons Road on a bicycle.
Investigators believe the two incidents are related to the armed robberies that were committed on Hampstead Road in Maribyrnong on September 30 and October 17, 2018. They have released CCTV vision of a man they believe can assist with their enquiries.
CCTV footage suggests that the man appears to be Caucasian in appearance, aged between 20 and 30 years old, and about 170-180cm tall. The man also appears to have a penchant for wearing beanies.
Anyone who recognises the man or has any information that might assist police with their investigation is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at the Crime Stoppers website.