Plain-clothed police robbed at knifepoint

ON THE LOOKOUT: Police at the intersection of Hertford Street and Sutton Street, Delacombe. Picture: Kate Healy.Police are still hunting men who trying to rob them at knifepoint on Wednesday morning.

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Police media have just released the following statement:

“Police are investigating after an attempted armed robbery of police members near Ballarat this morning.

Members in an unmarked police vehicle were patrolling the state forest in Canadian when they were boxed in by two other cars at about 11.10am.

A man from one of the cars approached the plain clothed officers, produced a knife and demanded cash.

The man was arrested after a brief struggle at which time three other men fled in the two cars.

The police members were uninjured during the incident.

Police would like to speak to anyone who has any information about the cars.

The first car is a red Opel sedan with stolen numbers plates ORS 689 on the front and UXD 100 on the back it was last seen near Delacombe.

The second car is a gold Peugeot sedan with registration UKF 333 which was last seen in the Ballarat area with two men inside.

Anyone with any information is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestoppersvic杭州夜网.au”

Plain-clothed police robbed at knifepoint Police gather at a meeting point at the intersection of Hertford Street and Sutton Street, Delacombe. Picture: Kate Healy.

Police gather at a meeting point at the intersection of Hertford Street and Sutton Street, Delacombe. Picture: Kate Healy.

Police gather at a meeting point at the intersection of Hertford Street and Sutton Street, Delacombe. Picture: Kate Healy.

Police gather at a meeting point at the intersection of Hertford Street and Sutton Street, Delacombe. Picture: Kate Healy.

Police gather at a meeting point at the intersection of Hertford Street and Sutton Street, Delacombe. Picture: Kate Healy.

TweetFacebookWITNESS NARROWLY AVOIDS BEING HITA BALLARAT resident has told of the frightening moment when a car being pursued by police sped out in front of him – metres from his vehicle.

Jamie Tucker was on his way home from work when a car ran a red light.

Mr Tucker said he was driving on Skipton Street when a car “came flying off Hill Street”. Hehad to “slam on his brakes” to avoid hitting the car.

“It took off up Skipton Street and ran a red light,” Mr Tucker said.”It crossed over (the road) … and was outside the Atlantic hotel.”

Mr Tucker said the car was travelling up to 100 km/h up Skipton Street.

“It was an accident that was either going to happen or not,” Mr Tucker said.

“Yes, both me and the other car (slammed on our brakes).”

Mr Tucker said the car was not visibly being pursued by police at that point, but shortly after Highway Patrol cars began following the vehicle.

EARLIERA police hunt is underway for two vehicles following an incident nearthe Canadian State Forest at about11am Wednesday.

It is believed the vehicles involved have been stolen and are known to police.

The police air wing has been requested to help in the search. It is not known if it will be attending.

It is believed at least one of the cars has fled towardsthe Delacombe/Sebastopol area.

There have also been sightings of one of the cars near Warrenheip.

It is also believed another suspect is in custody.

Attempts have been made to contact police for further information.

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