Tag Archives: Victoria Police Air Wing

ASSASSINATION CLAIMED CAREERS, REPUTATIONS – Thursday July 4 2013

– The execution of “vampire” gigolo Shane Chartres-Abbott set off a chain reaction that still reverberates a decade later. Careers were ruined, a global manhunt was triggered and police were named as suspects in a crime that shocked Melbourne. His … Continue reading

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NEIGHBOURS RAN TO HER RESCUE – Tuesday July 2 2013

– The latest violent crime to shock our city has a chilling similarity to the most terrible one of recent times. Less than a year after Jill Meagher was taken from a street by a fiend who then brutally ended … Continue reading

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BABY PANIC – Friday June 7 2013

– A baby taken on a wild ride by a carjacker has been reunited with his stricken mother. Eight-month-old Cooper was dumped outside a hairdresser’s just 10 minutes after Sam Chehade allegedly jumped into a Ford Falcon as the mother … Continue reading

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GUNMAN IN THE STREET – Tuesday May 14 2013

– Trendy Port Melbourne went into lockdown as a man fired shots in the air while holding police at bay in a tense standoff. Residents were ordered off the street as police in bullet-proof vests and carrying machine guns surrounded … Continue reading

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HUNT FOR MEN AFTER POLICE OFFICER FIRES SHOTS AT CAR – Thursday February 14 2013

– The policeman who fired two shots at a speeding car during an operation targeting hoons was alone and in plain clothes when he pulled the trigger. As Chief Commissioner Ken Lay said police shooting at cars had become a … Continue reading

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ARMED MAN ON THE LOOSE – Saturday December 29 2012

– A brazen would-be thief who attempted to steal copper from a business in Melbourne’s west caused a major police operation with fears a gunman was on the loose. The man was confronted by staff at the Olympia Street yard … Continue reading

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