A 26-year-old Murtoa man has been arrested finally after an alleged crime spree that started in Melbourne and lasted almost 24 hours.
Police say the crime spree started in Carlton North on Friday night at 7.15pm when he allegedly entered a Drummond Street home and stole a mobile phone and the 26-year-old female victim's car keys.
Her car wouldn't start, police say, so he allegedly attempted to carjack a vehicle on Weston Street in Brunswick. When the 31-year-old refused, the Murtoa man allegedly stabbed him in an altercation, which resulted in two non-life threatening stab wounds.
Later that night just after 8pm, the man allegedly stopped another victim on the street in Brunswick and demanded he hand over his wallet and mobile phone.
When the 40-year-old Brunswick man refused, he was allegedly stabbed, sustaining minor injuries to his hand and body.
WHERE THE ALLEGED CRIME SPREE TOOK PLACE
Minutes later the man allegedly threatened a 24-year-old Taylors Hill man's car with a knife and stole his car.
Police say at 11pm the man was seen driving the stolen car in Edithvale before crashing into a street sign and running from the scene.
Thirty minutes later the man allegedly committed an aggravated burglary at a home on Carrington Street in Edithvale where he stole a wallet and the keys to the victim's car.
About 1.50am on Saturday morning the man entered a service station on Springvale Road where he used a credit card allegedly belonging to the Carrington Street victim to purchase fuel and cigarettes.
At 2.30am on the same morning, the man, still allegedly driving the stolen car from Carrington Street, was involved in a collision on the Western Highway near Ararat where he allegedly failed to stop.
He was eventually intercepted and arrested on the Western Highway at Gerang Gerang.
Yarra Crime Investigation Unit detectives have charged the Murtoa man with aggravated carjacking, armed robbery, theft of motor car, intentionally cause injury, aggravated burglary and a number of traffic offences.
He has been remanded to appear at the Melbourne Magistrates' Court on Sunday.
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