Fake tradie robbers steal $30,000 from Junction Hotel, Newcastle poker machine room cash dispenser


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How three crims pretending to be tradies FOOLED a complete pub and walked out with $30,000 in pokie takings

  • The daring transfer of three thieves in hi-vis netted them roughly $30,000
  • The afternoon theft on the Junction Hotel in Newcastle, NSW caught on CCTV
  • They walked out with the pokie machine money dispenser in a daring theft
  • Local detectives are investigating a possible hyperlink to different native robberies 

Three faux tradies tricked pubgoers into pondering they had been busy working away because the afternoon rush kicked in once they had been truly robbing the joint. 

Wearing hi-vis shorts, caps and and masks, the thieves walked into the Junction Hotel in Newcastle, NSW, on July 4 and rapidly focused the poker machine space. 

They had been solely inside for a minute however walked out with an estimated $30,000 after taking the money dispenser.

Wearing hi-vis shorts, caps and and masks, the thieves walked into the Junction Hotel in Newcastle, NSW, on July 4

They were only inside for a minute but walked out with an estimated $30,000 after taking the cash dispenser

Two faux tradies (pictured) tricked pubgoers into pondering they had been busy working away because the afternoon rush kicked in however in precise truth they had been robbing the pub

Not even the worker within the poker machine room was alert to their ruse till the boys had left. 

It was round 4.30pm when three robbers dressed as tradies set on the favored pub. The first man entered via a fireplace exit with the second strolling via behind him moments later with a trolley for the cash.

A 3rd man, additionally kitted in hi-vis, stood watch on the door. 

The two inside merely lifted the dispenser onto the trolley and walked out with out being challenged. 

The men were only inside for a minute but walked out with an estimated $30,000 after taking the cash dispenser from the poker machine room

The males had been solely inside for a minute however walked out with an estimated $30,000 after taking the money dispenser from the poker machine room

The dispenser was discovered dumped weeks in a while the banks of the Hunter. 

Local detectives are hyperlinks between this theft and comparable ones within the area, reported The Newcastle News.

The Lambton Park Hotel, Tanilba Bay Golf Club, Mattara Hotel at Charlestown and the Hawks Nest Golf Club have all been focused in current months.

On every event the thieves took cigarette machines.

The Junction Hotel (pictured) in Newcastle was the latest of many facilities in the area robbed in recent months, with local detectives looking into a possible connection to the other robberies

The Junction Hotel (pictured) in Newcastle was the most recent of many services within the space robbed in current months, with native detectives trying right into a attainable connection to the opposite robberies

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