Club cleaner kidnapped in robbery at Casino: police

Five men have been arrested after an armed robbery and a kidnapping at a golf club at Casino over the weekend.

Police say that around 4am on Saturday, a 30-year-old cleaner at a golf club on West Street was pounced on by the men, two armed with knives, as he opened a door onto the balcony area.

While one of the men restrained the cleaner, the others grabbed alcohol and cash from the premises.

One of the men guarding the worker threatened him with a golf club and dragged him around the club, as the other men searched rooms.

The men fled, taking the proceeds and the cleaner with them.

He was eventually released, made his way back to the club and drove to the police station to report the robbery.

About 1.30pm on Sunday, police from Richmond Local Area Command arrested an 18-year-old man in Casino. A short time later a second man, 16-years-old, was also arrested and taken to Casino police station.

The two men were charged with kidnapping/detaining for advantage and refused bail to appear at Lismore Local Court and a Children’s Court today (Monday).

Three other men were arrested today and taken to Casino police station where they were being interviewed by police.

Police urge anyone who witnessed suspicious activity in the area or who had been offered discounted alcohol to contact Casino police on 66 620099.

They’re also urging anyone with information on the incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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