Police update: Armed robbery at Newtown


A man has been charged following the alleged armed robbery of a hotel in Toowoomba yesterday morning.

It will be alleged around 3am on August 7 a man approached a 28-year-old employee at the business on Bridge Street, Newtown and advised him the toilets were broken.

The employee went to the bathrooms with the man who then allegedly produced a knife and demanded money from the till.

The pair then went to the cash register where the staff member handed over a sum of cash.

The man then fled the premises. No one was injured during the incident.

Ongoing investigations by police led to the arrest today of a 24-year-old Wilsonton Heights man.

He was charged with armed robbery and enter premises with intent to commit indictable offence and is due to appear in Toowoomba Magistrates Court tomorrow (August 9).

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

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