Robbery and Serious Crime Squad detectives are appealing for public assistance following an armed robbery at a licenced premises near Lake Macquarie last week.
About 4.10am last Friday (25 June 2021), two men – armed with a crowbar and a firearm – forced entry into a hotel at the corner of Main Road and Harrison Street at Cardiff.
The men allegedly confronted two employees demanding cash, before stealing alcohol and a laptop computer.
The men then fled the premises onto Harrison Street.
About 7am, the incident was reported to officers from Lake Macquarie Police District, who attended and established a crime scene.
Initial inquiries were conducted by local police, before detectives from the Robbery and Serious Crime Squad took carriage of the investigation.
As inquiries continue, police are appealing for anyone with information about the incident, or who may have dashcam footage from the area at the time, to come forward.
Investigations are continuing.
Anyone with information that may assist investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.