Machete, crowbars used during golf club robbery

SEVERAL staff members were injured when five people forced their way into the Casino Golf Club wielding a machete and crowbars last night.

Richmond Local Area Command Inspector Chris York said the offenders broke into the Casino Golf Club and made off which some cash.

"At 9.10pm last night there was an alleged armed robbery at the Casino Golf Club in West St," he said.

"They made a forced entry into the premises and several staff members were on scene, some who suffered minor injuries."

NSW Police said two employees were leaving the club after closing, when they were confronted by the five men, who were armed with a machete and iron bars.

The two employees were threatened and forced back into the club when one of them was struck to the shoulder with the machete.

The two men were forced to the ground where they were kicked several times.

The armed men made a number of demands when they noticed a security guard outside and fled the scene.

A crime scene was established and a canvass of the area was conducted.

Insp York said the robbers were wearing dark clothing were observed entering the club carrying the machete and crowbars.

"The property they have taken is some small proceeds and police are conducting further enquiries," he said.

"Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact the Casino detectives on 02 6662 0099 or Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000."

This is the latest in a number of incidents at the club which include a robbery and kidnapping which occurred at the club in 2016 and a robbery in 2015.

When The Northern Star contacted the Casino Golf Club they declined to comment on the alleged incident.

An investigation has commenced following an armed robbery at a licensed club in Casino last night.
About 9.10pm, (Sunday 11 November, 2017), two employees of the West Street club were attempting to leave after closing, when they were confronted by five men armed with a machete and iron bars.

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