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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.

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.  

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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