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Newcastle Police have charged a 31-year-old man following an armed robbery at an liquor outlet on Sunday. It is alleged the accused entered a bottle shop on Brunker Road at Adamstown armed with a knife and demanded an employee hand over cash, alcohol and cigarettes. The employee complied and the man fled the store on a BMX bike. He was arrested a short time later.
Witnesses told the ACT Supreme Court that accused murderer Maurizio Rao was attacked by three men after he refused them entry into his nightclub. Rao is on trial for allegedly stabbing Nato Seuala, 23, in the stomach and head outside the Cube nightclub in July 2006. One witness, Shane Russell, said he thought Rao was about to be killed when he was attacked by the men. The court had earlier heard from the other two men involved in the fight who claimed Rao had used racist language against them and instigated the assault. The trial continues.
Brisbane Police are investigating a break and enter and the subsequent theft of a change machine from the Alderley Arms Hotel last Saturday. The machine was later located in a neighbouring suburb devoid of money. It is believed two Caucasian males gained entry to the hotel with a glass-cutting device to cut a semi-circle in a glass door. They are described as 173cm tall with slim builds and were seen driving a dark-coloured 1990 Commodore.
A man armed with a knife entered the Newcomb Hotel at 12:30am on Thursday morning and forced a cashier to empty the till. He was given the contents and fled from the scene. He is described as being about 18 to 24 years-old with a fair complexion, thin build and 175-180cm tall. No injuries were reported.
Police arrested three males aged 14, 15 and 19 in relation to an unlawful entry that occurred at Winnellie Cellars on Thursday morning. Police had been patrolling the area at the time of the arrests as the premises had been the subject of a number of break-ins over the past 10 days. Police are searching for a fourth male offender they believe was involved in the crime who has been linked to a number of jobs in Darwin and Katherine.