Kingswood Hotel robbed, alleged offender found in bin

The Kingswood Hotel as it stands today. Photo: Melinda Jane.
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A man has been arrested after an alleged armed robbery at the Kingswood Hotel this morning.

About 12.40am, police were called to the licenced hotel on Great Western Highway, Kingswood, following reports of an armed robbery.

At the scene, police were told that a man allegedly entered the premises and threatened three employees with a firearm before fleeing with $20,000 in cash.

During a search of the surrounding area, officers stopped a rideshare vehicle and spoke with a male passenger before he fled on foot.

Officers located and seized a prohibited firearm and multiple clothing items, allegedly belonging to the man, in the rideshare vehicle.

Sometime later, with the assistance of the Dog Unit, police located the man in a dumpster on Bringelly Lane.

During a search of the man, police located and seized the allegedly stolen $20,000.

The 37-year-old man was arrested and taken to Penrith Police Station, where he is assisting police with inquiries.

No injuries have been reported at this time.

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