Police arrest man over Queenstown and Walkerville hotel robberies, South Australia

Serious Crime Task Force detectives have arrested a man over a series of hotel robberies committed last year.

This morning, Friday 17 April, Serious Crime Task Force Detectives located and arrested a 45-year-old man in relation to robberies at the Prince of Wales Hotel at Queenstown on 13 September and two robberies at the Sussex Hotel at Walkerville and the Princes of Wales Hotel at Queenstown on 24 October.

The Hendon man has been charged with aggravated theft and two counts of commit theft using force.

He was refused police bail and will appear in the Port Adelaide Magistrates Court on Monday 20 April.

Investigations are continuing in relation to co-offenders and other aggravated robberies committed on metropolitan hotels.

Detective Superintendent Steve Taylor, Officer in Charge, Serious and Organised Crime Branch praised his team. “”I would like to acknowledge the first class efforts of my detectives in the Serious Crime Task Force who continue to investigate unsolved robberies to bring the offenders to justice.”

“There are people in the community who may have information on these robberies and I would encourage them to come forward.”

Anyone with information that may assist in these investigations is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at www.crimestopperssa.com.au

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