Man to be extradited on armed robbery allegations

VICTORIA Police will extradite a former Tasmanian resident tomorrow, to face allegations of armed robbery in Melbourne.

Benjamin Vivian Crosswell, 25, of no fixed address, faced an extradition hearing in the Launceston Magistrates Court today.

Magistrate Simon Brown granted the extradition application of the two Victorian policemen in court.

He ordered Mr Crosswell, who sat in the dock, to accompany the two officers on a flight to Melbourne tomorrow morning.

The accused will face the County Court of Victoria in Melbourne at 2.15pm tomorrow.

Victoria Police allege that the armed robbery occurred in the inner Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy in January 2010.