Redfern Local Area Command
Attempted Armed Hold-Up – Redfern
Police from the Redfern Local Area Command are appealing for public assistance following the armed robbery of a hotel overnight.
About 6.45 pm a man in possession of a firearm, possibly a replica, entered the hotel on Mitchell Road, Alexandria, and threatened staff and patrons demanding money.
One of the patrons approached the man as he was starting to fill a cloth bag with money from the till, and hit him over the head with a pool cue.
The offender left the premises and jumped onto a push bike outside the building.
The man was wearing a balaclava at the time.
Detectives from Redfern are requesting anyone with information about this matter to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.