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Police investigate armed robbery in Hunter Valley

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Police are investigating an armed robbery in the Hunter region.

Shortly before midnight on Monday 3 May, police 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.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.

Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.

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