Police are searching for three men following the armed robbery of a hotel and the assault of a man in Werrington overnight.
About 9.45pm yesterday, the Colonial Hotel’s last customer left the premises, and staff prepared to close up for the night.
Upon leaving the hotel, the customer – a 43-year-old man – was assaulted and robbed of his wallet by three men.
It appears the three men, one of whom was armed with a pistol, then entered the hotel and threatened two on-shift security guards. The guards were forced to the floor, while two other staff members – the shift manager and a bartender – were able to lock themselves in an office.
The three men stole money from a number of the hotel’s cash registers before fleeing the scene on foot.
“Police and ambulance paramedics were called to the scene, and the 43-year-old customer, suffering swelling and cuts to his face, was taken to hospital,” police said in a statement.
“Detectives spoke to the hotel staff members, before officers conducted a canvass of the location.”
Police are now searching for the three men responsible for the armed robbery and assault.
The first man is described as being of Caucasian appearance, approximately 185cm tall with a medium build. At the time of the incidents, he was wearing a grey-coloured hooded-jumper, a black cap, beige pants, and black and white shoes.
The second man is described as being of Caucasian appearance, approximately 180cm tall with a slim build. At the time of the incidents, he was wearing a dark hooded-jumper, dark blue tracksuit pants, and dark-coloured shoes.
The third man is described as being of Caucasian appearance, approximately 180cm tall with a medium build. He was wearing a parker-style bomber jacket, with a dark base and white stripes down the sleeves. He also wore grey tracksuit pants, a white or beige beanie and dark shoes.