Rutherford Hotel staff were allegedly been threatened with a knife during an armed hold up late on Monday night.
Shortly before midnight yesterday (Monday 3 May 2021), officers from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District responded to reports of an armed robbery at a hotel on the New England Highway at Rutherford.
Police have been told three males, not further described, entered the premises and threatened staff with a knife before fleeing with cash.
Officers have established a crime scene and inquiries are continuing.
Anyone with information about this incident – or may have dashcam or CCTV of the area about this time – is urged to call Maitland Police Station or Crime Stoppers.
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