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Robber shot dead holding up Melbourne bottle shop

  • Person shot dead by police while trying to rob a bottle shop in Melbourne’s east
  • Up to six shots were fired and the robber died at the scene with another arrested
  • They allegedly confronted workers inside the shop, one armed with a gun 

A person was shot dead by police as they tried to rob a bottle shop at gunpoint in Melbourne’s sleepy eastern suburbs.

Witnesses said up to six shots were fired as officers converged on Park Orchards Cellars on Park Road about 9pm on Sunday.

The robber died at the scene and another person who allegedly held up the family-run shop was arrested moments later.

A person was shot dead by police as they tried to rob a bottle shop at gunpoint in Melbourne’s sleepy eastern suburbs

The robber died at the scene and another person who allegedly held up the family-run shop was arrested moments later

The robber died at the scene and another person who allegedly held up the family-run shop was arrested moments later

Terrified workers ran screaming from the scene and the shop owner reportedly checked his chest for bullets after the shooting was over.

No one else was injured despite the pair, at least one of whom was armed with a gun, allegedly confronting workers.

The shop is on a small strip with a car park in front and next door to a cafe and a pharmacy along with other businesses. 

Homicide Squad detectives will investigate the incident on behalf of the coroner, police said.

As per standard protocol following a police shooting, Professional Standards Command members will oversee the investigation.

Witnesses said up to six shots were fired as officers converged on Park Orchards Cellars (pictured) on Park Road about 9pm on Sunday

Witnesses said up to six shots were fired as officers converged on Park Orchards Cellars (pictured) on Park Road about 9pm on Sunday



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