13 December 2018

Police release CCTV footage of gun-wielding man robbing Hotel Queanbeyan

| Lachlan Roberts
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The man fires a gun in Hotel Queanbeyan. Photo: Supplied by NSW Police Force.

Police are appealing for the public’s help after releasing CCTV footage of a gun-wielding man in a black balaclava who robbed Hotel Queanbeyan in the early hours of 15 November.

Just after midnight, a utility believed to have been stolen smashed through a hotel on Crawford Street, Queanbeyan and a male exited the vehicle, armed with a firearm.

The male fired a shot and threatened staff before stealing cash and fleeing the scene in the utility.

No one was physically injured.

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.

Robbery and Serious Crime Squad Commander, Detective Superintendent Daniel Doherty said it was sheer luck that there were no serious injuries in this robbery.

“Investigations into this brazen robbery are continuing to not only arrest those involved but to also prevent harm being inflicted on an innocent member of the public,” Detective Superintendent Doherty said

“Crime can have a lasting impact on a victim; whether it be physical injuries or psychological trauma.

“One of our greatest assets is the community and the information they provide. We are urging anyone who can assist us in identifying those involved, and help to put this thug behind bars, to come forward.”

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. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.

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