An Aldi had to be evacuated after a bomb scare had a team rushed to the location.
An Aldi had to be evacuated after a bomb scare had a team rushed to the location.

Aldi store evacuated over bomb fears

THE bomb squad has swept through a suburban Aldi store in Melbourne's southeast, deeming it safe after a suspicious package was earlier located.

Workers and shoppers were evacuated from the store at Cranbourne, 43kms from the Melbourne CBD, shortly before 12.30pm, the Cranbourne Leader reports.

The Bomb Response Unit was called in and a robot was sent into the store to look around before the area was declared safe.

Local businesses were reportedly impacted by the scare. Staff were told to stay indoors while police attended and an exclusion zone was set up around nearby streets.

Police said there was no threat to public safety.


Reinforcements arrive ahead of horror fire weather

Reinforcements arrive ahead of horror fire weather

Firefighters in the Lockyer Valley used a lull in conditions yesterday to prepare...

Solemn silence for smokey Remembrance Day

Solemn silence for smokey Remembrance Day

Dozens of people braved the inhospitable conditions for the 2019 Remembrance Day...

Calls for ‘out-of-touch’ minister to commit to road fixup

Calls for ‘out-of-touch’ minister to commit to road fixup

Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington has added her voice to calls for improvements...