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Casino police are investigating an armed robbery at a club in Casino on Sunday night.
Casino police are investigating an armed robbery at a club in Casino on Sunday night.

The hunt is on for a man who used a knife to rob money from a club in Casino on Sunday evening.

Police said a 28-year-old staff member was closing the club when he was threatened by a man with a knife about 10pm  on Sunday.

The man, who had his face covered, demanded cash and the staff member complied.

Richmond Local Area Command officers patrolled for the man but were unable to locate him.

Police said the staff member was uninjured during the incident.

As police continue to investigate the incident, they would like to speak to a man who may be able to assist with their inquiries.

He was described as wearing a white t-shirt underneath a blue “Lonsdale” brand hooded-top with the motif on the front, dark-coloured tracksuit pants with black “Santa Cruz” brand socks and white joggers.

He had a black-coloured shirt wrapped around his head and was wearing glasses.

Anyone with information is urged to come forward and contact police via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000


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