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Man charged over 2019 armed holdup of Newcastle hotel - Robbery and Serious Crime Squad

Wednesday, 27 July 2022 04:24:23 AM

A third man has been charged by Robbery and Serious Crime Squad detectives following an investigation into the armed robbery of a hotel at Stockton two years ago.

About 11.30pm on Wednesday 26 June 2019, two masked men entered the business on Fullerton Street at Stockton then threatened and assaulted employees while armed with a firearm and tomahawk.

The men demanded money from the till and other items from staff, before fleeing the location in a stolen vehicle which was later found burnt out on Pitt Street.

Two employees suffered minor injuries during the incident and have since recovered.

Initial inquiries were undertaken by officers from Newcastle City Police District, before the matter was referred to detectives from the State Crime Command’s Robbery and Serious Crime Squad, who commenced investigations under Strike Force Hawksview.

Two men – aged 35 and 26 – have previously been charged over their alleged involvement in the incident and remain before the courts.

Following further inquiries, a 33-year-old man was transferred from a correctional centre at Bathurst, to Bathurst Police Station, on Wednesday 13 July 2022.

He was charged with robbery while armed with dangerous weapon and take and drive conveyance without consent of owner.

The man was remanded in custody to appear at Newcastle Local Court on Wednesday 27 July 2022.

Inquiries under Strike Force Hawksview continue.