Canberra man arrested for ram raid at Hotel Queanbeyan last year

Lachlan Roberts 12 July 2019

Detectives extradite man from ACT over Queanbeyan armed robbery. Screen grab from CCTV footage.

A Canberra man has been arrested for his alleged involvement in a ram raid at Hotel Queanbeyan last November and will be extradited to NSW.

Around 12:30 am on 15 November 2018, a utility believed to have been stolen smashed through a hotel on Crawford Street. A man exited the vehicle before firing a shot and threatened staff.

He stole a sum of cash and fled the scene in the same vehicle.

The vehicle depicted in the vision has been described as a dark grey Mitsubishi Triton utility with ACT numberplates YHP50E. Police found a grey Mitsubishi Triton utility, that was believed to be used in the robbery, on fire hours after the robbery.

NSW Police detectives and Monaro Police District officers commenced an investigation under Strike Force Corryong.

Following extensive inquiries, strike force investigators with the assistance of AFP officers arrested a 42-year-old man in Canberra around 2 pm on Thursday (11 July).

Detectives will extradite the man from the ACT and he is expected to be taken to Queanbeyan Police Station later today to assist investigators with their inquiries.

Investigations under Strike Force Corryong are continuing, and detectives are still seeking a second man in relation to the incident.

Anyone with information that may assist Strike Force Corryong investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via NSW Crime Stoppers website.

Information is treated in strict confidence.

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