Towradgi Beach Hotel robbery: staff, patrons threatened with gun

Police investigate an armed hold-up at Towradgi Beach Hotel. PICTURE: Kirk Gilmour

Police investigate an armed hold-up at Towradgi Beach Hotel. PICTURE: Kirk Gilmour

Wollongong police are investigating whether a sawn-off shotgun was used during an armed robbery at Towradgi Beach Hotel in the early hours of Friday morning.

About 2.45am, two men entered the pub on Pioneer Road and threatened staff and patrons with the weapon. 

The pair were given cash from the register and then fled. 

They were last seen crossing the hotel’s car park and heading towards Pioneer Road. 

No shots were fired and there have been no reports of injury. 

Inspector Dan Richardson said police were reviewing CCTV footage of the incident, and had conducted a canvass of the area.

The first man is described as having a “larger build” and was wearing black clothing, a black balaclava and black gloves.

The second man was smaller than the first, and was wearing a grey tracksuit with a light grey or white hood.

On Sunday night, a knife wielding robber held up Freedom Fuels in Towradgi, and Inspector Richardson said police were “not ruling out” whether the two incidents were linked.

Police are appealing for information after Towradgi Beach Hotel was robbed on Friday morning.

Police are urging anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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