UPDATE, 10.30am: A Portland man withdrawing from drugs has been remanded in custody charged with attempted armed robbery.
Damien Kiel, 23, of no fixed address, appeared in Warrnambool Magistrates Court on Friday where he made no application for bail.
He was remanded in custody until May 31.
Lawyer Jack Rabl said Mr Kiel was withdrawing from a of drug addiction and would need medical attention to a leg injury.
Mr Kiel was arrested on Thursday mid morning and charged with 20 offences, including an attempted armed robbery at Squires IGA X-press in Terang on Tuesday.
At 8am: A 23-year-old Portland man will appear in court today after being remanded in custody overnight charged with 20 offences, including an attempted armed robbery at a Terang supermarket.
Detective Senior Constable Derek Verity, of the Warrnambool police crime investigation unit, said investigations were ongoing after a number of offences were allegedly committed across the south-west mid this week.
"The accused has initially been charged with 20 offences. He was remanded in custody overnight and will appear in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court for a remand/bail hearing on Friday," he said.
The charges include the attempted armed robbery at Squires IGA X-press in Terang's High Street about 5pm on Tuesday.
It will be alleged the man confront an attendant while armed with a 30cm silver kitchen knife and demanded money.
He fled empty handed after a scuffle, which was captured of security camera footage.
Detective Senior Constable Verity said the accused had also been charged with two counts of evading police, in Portland's Mitchell Crescent on Tuesday evening and while approaching Hamilton on Wednesday.
There are also three counts of burglary, relating to a chemist shop in Penshurst, a tool shop in Hamilton and at the Hamilton Golf Club.
Police allege the man was also involved in petrol drive-offs at Heywood and Hamilton.
The man made no comment when interviewed.
Police investigations include reviewing a range of security camera footage.
The man has no fixed address and police are expected to allege the man was under the influence of drugs at the time of the offending.