All robbery articles

Suspended sentence

Tuesday, 15th May, 2012

A local woman charged with stealing almost $160,000 from a motel where she worked has received a lengthy suspended sentence.

Nicole Lea Robson (28) stole the money between April 2010 and May 2011 whilst employed as a receptionist at the Comfort Inn Hilltop Motel in Kaolin Street.

Ms Robson was charged in June last year with six counts of stealing property as a clerk.

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Woman ‘robbed’ and assaulted

Wednesday, 22nd February, 2012

A woman was allegedly assaulted and robbed yesterday morning as she was going to the bank to deposit the takings from a business.

The incident reportedly happened about 11.15am when the 29-year-old woman parked her car in Blende Street between Oxide and Delamore streets.

A man described as thin and of Aboriginal appearance came up and opened the passenger side door and reached for her handbag, police said.  

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Shopkeeper beaten by armed robbers

Saturday, 28th January, 2012

Police are hunting for two men who robbed a shop owner at gun-point late on Thursday night.

The 61-year-old owner of the Brookfield Avenue mixed business was seriously assaulted and suffered cuts and bruises to his head, police said yesterday.

The thieves escaped with a “quantity of cash” in the robbery which was committed about 10.30pm, the police said.

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