A 19-year-old man was arrested after Air Wing officers spotted him following an alleged robbery in Hampton Park last night.
Police have been told a 28-year-old man was approached by an unknown man in parkland at Rivergum Creek Reserve about 10.30pm.
It is alleged the offender made demands for the victim’s phone and forced him to the ground before kicking and punching him.
He then ran from the scene with the phone and the victim’s bank cards.
Airwing officers on patrol were quick to locate the offender and directed police on the ground to arrest him.
A Hampton Park man has been charged with robbery and recklessly cause injury.
He has been bailed to appear at the Dandenong Magistrates Court on 16 June.