Robber's planning was down to a tee

POLICE remain on the hunt for an armed robber who hit Casino Golf Club on Thursday night with a sawn-off shotgun, and escaped in a security vehicle.

The Northern Star understands keys to a number of Casino businesses were inside the car.

The robber, an Aboriginal male in his mid-30s, was described by police as 1.8 metres tall and overweight.

The robber approached the security guard and an employee outside the golf club about 10.30pm. It is understood he pointed a single-barrel, sawn-off shotgun at the two of them and demanded they return inside the club and open the safe.

“The bloke had a gun and told them to go back inside,” Richmond LAC investigation manager Det Insp Matt Kehoe confirmed yesterday.

There was no struggle or physical injuries to the guard or employee. It is understood they are being counselled.

The man made off with a considerable sum of money and in taking the Statesman Security vehicle created drama among local business houses yesterday.

It's understood Statesman services most Casino businesses but not all had keys with the company.

However, a spokesman from a Lismore locksmith confirmed they were 'very busy' changing locks in the Beef Capital.



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