Suspicious item found

The area was cordoned off by police as the bomb squad went in to investigate the item. Picture: courtesy Shawn Grant

By Brendan Rees

Police have given the all clear after responding to reports of a suspicious item located at Aldi in Cranbourne this afternoon, Tuesday 9 July with the bomb response unit attending.

The suspicious item turned out to be a backpack filled with food, that had been left next to the building.

Someone had apparently reported they’d heard ticking coming from the bag.

Emergency services were called to Cranbourne-Frankston Road about 12.30pm.

As a precaution, a store was evacuated and an exclusion zone established around Codrington Street and Bankwell Street.

Police were asking the public to avoid the area.


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