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Attempted armed robbery on Melbourne tram

Transit Crime Investigation Unit detectives are appealing for public assistance following an attempted armed robbery on a tram in the…

Transit Crime Investigation Unit detectives are appealing for public assistance following an attempted armed robbery on a tram in the Melbourne CBD earlier this month.

Police have been told a 34-year-old Melbourne man got on a westbound tram at the intersection of Elizabeth and Flinders streets about 6.15pm on Tuesday 10 May.

A short time later, a male passenger approached the man and produced a small knife before demanding his wallet and mobile phone.

The victim refused the demands and managed to get away to the opposite end of the tram where there were more people.

The offender was accompanied by a man and woman, who exited the tram shortly after the incident at the intersection of Spencer and Flinders streets.

The suspect got off the tram further down the route, near the intersection of McCrae Street and Batmans Hill Drive.

He is perceived to be of Caucasian appearance with a solid build.

It is believed he was wearing a dark hoodie and dark pants.

Police have released CCTV and images of a man and woman they believe may be able to assist with their enquiries.

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The woman in picture has a distinctive tattoo on her left forearm.

Police are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

Luke Zammit

Media Officer

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