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Bentleigh thieves can’t get Hyundai i30 started during attempted Melbourne armed robbery

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A pair of armed robbers have threatened a Melbourne man and forced him to hand over his car keys before running into a very basic but pressing problem

The drama began as the victim was parking his car on Tovan Akas Avenue in Bentleigh around 3.30am on Tuesday when he was approached by two men.

One of the men was armed with a knife and demanded the man hand over his wallet and car keys.

The victim, aged in his 30s, complied and handed over the items.

The victim was parking his car on Tovan Akas Avenue in Bentleigh around 3.30am on Tuesday.
The victim was parking his car on Tovan Akas Avenue in Bentleigh around 3.30am on Tuesday. Credit: 7NEWS

But the armed robbers ran into a big issue when they got into the car, a Hyundai i30 – they could not figure out how to start the manual vehicle.

Both men then fled from the scene empty handed…



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