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Fairy Meadow pub robbery

POLICE are appealing for information following an armed robbery of a hotel in Fairy Meadow on Friday.
About 2.30am two men had closed a hotel on the Princes Highway and were in an upstairs office when two men entered the premises below.
Police have been told the intruders made their way upstairs when one of the males, armed with a handgun, threatened the employees.
The men fled the scene a short time later, taking cash.
The employees were uninjured.
As investigations into the incident continue, police would like to speak to two men who may be able to assist them.
One is described as being of solid build, about 170-175cm tall, and was seen wearing dark clothing and was carrying a handgun.
The second male is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 178-182cm tall, of fit build, and was wearing dark clothing.

About Mick Roberts

A journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.


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