Bandit, armed with gun, holds up North Rockhampton hotel

Rockhampton police are investigating an armed hold-up.
Rockhampton police are investigating an armed hold-up.

UPDATE 8am: POLICE are still on the hunt for a man who held up the Kalka Hotel on Lakes Creek Rd, Rockhampton last night.

Regional Crime Co-ordinator Detective Inspector Ben Carroll said the offender entered the gaming room of the premises through a sliding door on the western side of the building at about 10.40pm.

Det Insp Carroll said the man, who was armed with a firearm, demanded money from the female attendant and told at least one patron to "get down".

The attendant placed cash from the till into a bag and gave it to the offender before he fled the scene.

The man has been described as 170cm tall, proprtionate build, aboriginal, has brown eyes and was wearing a hoodie.

6.20am: POLICE are investigating the armed robbery of a North Rockhampton licensed premises last night.

Around 10.45pm a man entered the Lakes Creek Road hotel armed with a firearm and threatened a female staff member.

The man fled the scene with a sum of cash, and was last seen heading in the direction of Water St.

Police are working with those involved to identify the offender.

Investigations are continuing.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.

More information to come.

Topics:  armed robbery, lakes creek hotel



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