Police investigate armed robbery at Newtown 24 January

Police are appealing for information as they investigate the armed robbery of a hotel in Newtown which occurred yesterday morning (January 23).

At approximately 4.50am, a man forced entry into the Bridge Street business armed with a machete.

He threatened staff before fleeing the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.

He was last seen in the vicinity of Vera Street wearing a black cap, black jumper and light coloured long pants.

Police are appealing to anyone who may have seen people or a vehicle in the area or anyone with CCTV from the area between 4.00am and 5.00am to come forward.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting.

Report crime information anonymously via Crime Stoppers. Call 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestoppersqld.com.au.

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